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Abdominal Apoplexy after Pulmonary Lobectomy for Lung Cancer

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.064
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289-91

ABSTRACT

Abdominal apoplexy is a rare clinical entity, and its clinical manifestations are diverse. This case report is of a 52-year-old man who developed right upper abdominal pain with unstable haemodynamics 32 hours after right upper pulmonary lobectomy for lung carcinoma. Abdominal computed tomography showed a ruptured right gastric artery aneurysm.

Accepted: 
20 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 25 Apr, 2016

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Jamaican Perspective

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289–92
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In patients admitted with upper GI bleed, the majority were males of middle age. The leading causes were duodenal ulcer (28%), erosive gastritis (20%) and gastric ulcer (13%). The overall mortality was 5.7%, rebleeding occurred in 4.8% of patients and 5% underwent surgery. The average duration of hospital stay was 6.6 days.

 ABSTRACT

Background: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) remains one of the most common clinical life-threatening emergencies which is associated with a high morbidity, mortality and medical care costs.

 Objectives: This study reviews the clinical features, management and outcomes of patients with UGIB seen at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica, between January 2006 and December 2008.

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e-Published: 30 Jan, 2014
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