Massive hemorrhage from benign solitary ulcer of the rectum

C. E. Haycock, G. Suryanarayan, C. R. Spillert, E. J. Lazaro

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Abstract

A case of massive hemorrhage from benign nonspecific ulcer of the rectum necessitating operative intervention is reported. A 42-yr-old woman developed massive hemorrhage from a benign ulcer of the rectum. At laparotomy, a pedunculated fibroid was found to be pressing on the rectum at the site of the ulcer. After hysterectomy and double-barrel colostomy, bleeding ceased and the ulcer healed. The colostomy was closed 3 months later and the patient has remained asymptomatic for 5 yr.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume78
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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    Haycock, C. E., Suryanarayan, G., Spillert, C. R., & Lazaro, E. J. (1983). Massive hemorrhage from benign solitary ulcer of the rectum. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 78(2), 83-85.