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April 1972

Massive Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Hemorrhage: A Manifestation of Regional Enteritis of the Duodenum

Author Affiliations

USAF, Travis AFB, Calif; Davis, Calif; USAF, Travis AFB, Calif; San Francisco
From the departments of surgery, University of California Medical Center, Davis (Dr. Owens) and San Francisco (Dr. Mathewson); and David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, Calif (Drs. Paget and Peniston). Dr. Mathewson is Professor Emeritus. Dr. Paget is now with USAF Hospital Elmendorf, Anchorage, Alaska, and Dr. Peniston with Ulatis Creek Medical Group, Vacaville, Calif.

Arch Surg. 1972;104(4):397-400. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180040011002

In recent experience with three cases of regional enteritis of the duodenum, gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage led to operative intervention. Good postoperative results were obtained, even when diseased bowel was utilized for anastomosis. A rapid recent increase in reported cases is felt to reflect wider recognition of this condition.

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