Usefulness of Plural Capsule Endoscopies and Double Balloon Endoscopies for Treatment of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Department of Pathophysiological Management/Medical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School
We report on a 70-year-old man with recurrent bloody bowel discharge. We detected angiectasia at the distal ileum at initial capsule endoscopy. The angioectasia was treated with double balloon endoscopy. After treatment, bloody bowel discharge recurred. At a second capsule endoscopy after treatment of the distal ileum with double balloon endoscopy, another angiectasia and a bleeding ulcer were detected on the proximal jejunum. The bleeding ulcer was re-treated with double balloon endoscopy. After re-treatment, bloody bowel discharge again recurred. At a third capsule endoscopy, active bleeding was detected at the proximal jejunum. We were then able to diagnose the angiectasia on the proximal jejunum detected at the second capsule endoscopy and to determine that it was the source of bleeding. The angiectasia was detected and was treated with double balloon endoscopy. After treatment, the bloody bowel discharge has not recurred. We should carefully treat patients with multiple angiectasias, because most angiectasias can be sources of bleeding.
日医大医会誌 2009; 5(4), 221-224
capsule endoscopy, double balloon endoscopy, angioectasia, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
Shunji Fujimori, Department of Pathophysiological Management/Medical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-8603, Japan