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Ileal tuberculosis presenting as a case of massive rectal bleeding

Authors Kela M, Agarwal A, Sharma R, Agarwal R, Agrawal VB

Published 19 November 2009 Volume 2009:2 Pages 129—131


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Manoj Kela, Ashish Agrawal, Rajesh Sharma, Rajeev Agarwal, Vinita B Agarwal

Department of Surgery, S.A.I.M.S. Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Abstract: Massive rectal bleeding is an uncommon presentation of ileal tuberculosis. Fewer than 12 cases are reported in the literature. We report a case of ileal tuberculosis presenting at the emergency department with subacute intestinal obstruction and severe rectal bleeding. The case of the massive bleeding could be identified only after an exploratory laparotomy.

Keywords: massive rectal bleeding, ileum, intestinal tuberculosis

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