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Rectal bleeding 3 days after colonoscopy

Author: Carlo Catalano, MD, Rome, Italy
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 experienced rectal bleeding 3 days after routine colonoscopy.
  • Medical history revealed resection of the sigmoid colon with termino-terminal anastomosis 1
    year earlier, for neoplasia.

  • Laboratory tests revealed a low hemoglobin level.
  • Abdominal radiography revealed air-fluid levels.
  • He was referred for abdominal CT.