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December 1978

Amebiasis Causing Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(12):1472. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370240094018

• Three patients had massive bleeding from proved amebic ulcers in the cecum. One had an accompanying amebic liver abscess. All were successfully treated by emergency right hemicolectomy.

(Arch Surg 113:1472, 1978)