Unusual Causes of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Bleeding

Falih Al-Obaidy

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 / ONLINE 2409501X Year: 2002 Volume: 8 Issue: 2 Pages: 316
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة


Three patients with upper gastro intestinal (UGI) bleeding have been admitted to Baghdad Teaching Hospital over the period from 1999-2002. The first patient was a 35-year old female with recurrent UGI bleeding; the investigations and operative findings proved that the cause of bleeding was due to false aneurysm of the splenic artery communicating with the pancreatic ducts. The second patient was a 70-year old male, the cause of the attacks of bleeding was due to malignant endocrinal tumor of the head of pancreas eroding the duodenum. The third patient was a 65-year old female with gastric perforation and bleeding due to tuberculosis of stomach as shown by histopathology results.