Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis
Author: Michele Anzidei, Rome, Italy
1. Patient presentation
- A 75-year-old man presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain and melena.
- Laboratory testing demonstrated low hemoglobin levels (10 g/dl) while clinical examination did not reveal any systemic disease.
- Abdominal ultrasonography gave normal findings, with no evidence of peritoneal fluid, hematoma, nor signs of active bleeding from abdominal or pelvic organs.
- Contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen was performed to identify the site of bleeding.