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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 151-153
Brief Communication

Angiodysplasia Occurring in Jejunal Diverticulosis

Edward A Jones, Hugh Chaun, Phillip Switzer, David J Clow, and Ronald J Hancock

Departments of Pathology, Medicine, Radiology and Surgery, University Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Received 6 November 1989; Accepted 26 February 1990

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The first case of angiodysplasia occurring in acquired jejunal diverticulosis is reported. The patient presented with occult gastrointestinal bleeding and chronic anemia, and was created successfully by resection of a 25 cm long segment of jejunum. Possible pathogenetic mechanisms for both angiodysplasia and jejunal diverticulosis are discussed.