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    Duodenal diverticula are a rare cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding despite being a common finding in the GI tract. We present a case of a patient who had massive hematochezia due to a complex duodenal diverticulum. Case Presentation. A 74-year-old Hispanic female presented initially with generalized weakness. During admission, the patient had an episode of a large amount of hematochezia and had to be transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). Upper endoscopy was done using a forward-viewing endoscope which revealed a bleeding complex duodenal diverticulum. Successful hemostasis was achieved through epinephrine injection followed by placement of hemostatic clips. Although rare, gastroenterologists need to be aware of duodenal diverticulum as a possible cause of gastrointestinal bleed. It could be life-threatening, and thus, prompt diagnosis and management is necessary. Copyright © 2021 Marcus Juan Esteban et al.


    Marcus Juan Esteban, Amit Sureen, Daniel Herlihy, Sherif Elhanafi, Marc J Zuckerman. Massive Hematochezia from a Large Bleeding Duodenal Diverticulum. Case reports in gastrointestinal medicine. 2021;2021:5585264

    PMID: 34211789

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