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Abdominal pain and severe gastrointestinal bleeding

    Author: Michele Anzidei
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

    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.