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Cirugía paraguaya

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VAILLO-MARTIN, Elvira et al. Massive Digestive Bleeding caused by a jejunal diverticulum. Cir. parag. [online]. 2020, vol.44, n.3, pp.35-36. ISSN 2307-0420.

Jejunal diverticula are rare, with a prevalence rate of 0.3-4.6% on autopsy studies and 0.5-2.3% on radiologic studies. It is a clinically silent disease, but complications may include perforation, bleeding, diverticulitis, or intestinal obstruction.

We present the case of a 76 years-old man with arterial hypertension and chronic ischemic cardiopathy; admitted at our emergency department for a massive digestive bleeding with surgical management

Keywords : diverticula; jejunum; gastrointestinal bleeding; surgery.

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