Abdominal pain and severe gastrointestinal bleeding

Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis
Author: Michele Anzidei

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 71-year-old man was hospitalized for abdominal pain and severe gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • His medical history included a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with symmetric polyarthritis.
  • Blood tests were performed, and the results showed decreased hemoglobin (8.5 g/dL) and elevated gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) (75 IU/L) levels.
  • Contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen was performed for suspected active bleeding.

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