Upper gastrointestinal bleeding and a unique computed tomography scan

Spiller, Robin
December 2008
Gut;Dec2008, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p1681
Academic Journal
The article presents the medical case of a 74-year-old man with a 24-hour history of haematemesis and melena. It states that upper gastrointestinal endoscopy manifested a gastric mass partially hidden by a large pulsating clot. The radiological interpretation suggested a perforated primary gastric carcinoma with liver metastasis. Relative to this, a computed tomography scan of the pelvis and abdomen with intravenous contrast was obtained.


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