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Case 95

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell
  • Matthew Gibson
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Abstract

A 73-year-old female smoker presented with a 2-week history of left-sided abdominal pain and 1-day history of fresh rectal bleeding. Past history included cardiac failure for which she was followed up by the cardiologists. There was no significant gastro-intestinal history. On examination she was tender in the left upper quadrant. She had a minimally raised WBC and was passing fresh blood and mucus. An AXR (Image 1) and a CT of the abdomen and pelvis (Images 2a–d) were performed.

Keywords

Severe Sepsis Splenic Flexure Inferior Mesenteric Artery Aortic Surgery Fresh Blood 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Balthazar EJ et al (1999) Ischemic colitis: CT evaluation of 54 patients. Radiology 211:381-388PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  • Matthew Gibson
    • 2
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK
  2. 2.Royal Berkshire HospitalReadingUK

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