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August 18, 2008

Spontaneous Duodenal Hematoma: A Rare Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Obstruction

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Author Affiliations:Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.



Arch Surg. 2008;143(8):794-796. doi:10.1001/archsurg.143.8.794

Intramural duodenal hematoma is a rare cause of proximal gastrointestinal tract obstruction most frequently encountered in the setting of abdominal trauma or coagulation deficiencies. Here we report a case of a 75-year-old man who spontaneously developed an intramural duodenal hematoma with no apparent inciting event or risk factors.

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