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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48-50

Bleeding Meckel's diverticulum diagnosed and treated by double-balloon enteroscopy

1 Department of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda,CA, USA
2 Alliance Digestive Disease Consultants, Pasadena CA 91105, CA, USA
3 VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, CA, USA
4 Digestive Diseases Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Pioneers Memorial hospital, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Snorri Olafsson
Department of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda,CA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-0770.99166

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Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The diagnosis of symptomatic MD has been cumbersome. Several case reports been published regarding direct visualization of MD with double balloon enteroscopy (DBE); diagnosing a bleeding MD leading to surgical resection. We report the use of DBE for the treatment of a bleeding MD.

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