Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis
Author: Michele Anzidei
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.