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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-24

Occult enterorrhagia from jejunal duplication causing diagnostic dilemma in an infant


1 Paediatric Surgery Unit of Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, King Fahad Hospital of the University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, King Fahad Hospital of the University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Kamalesh Pal
Paediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, King Fahad Hospital of the University, Al Khobar, 31952
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.59355

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Occult enterorrhagia in infancy may become obscured and lead to diagnostic dilemma. Abnormal findings on investigative modalities, if not properly interpreted and clinically correlated, might complicate the matter leading to missed diagnosis and chronic anaemia. Occult enterorrhagia is an uncommon presentation of intestinal duplications. We describe the intriguing case of chronic anaemia in an infant, where concomitant endoscopic findings misled the diagnosis of jejunal duplication cyst as the cause of enterorrhagia.


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