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Excess anticoagulation as a cause of small-bowel obstruction: a report of two cases.

Creasy H, Meleagros L - J Surg Case Rep (2015)

Bottom Line: Spontaneous intramural haemorrhage is a rare cause of small-bowel obstruction, occurring most commonly in those who are anticoagulated.We describe two cases that presented with a history and imaging suggestive of small-bowel obstruction; both had International Normalized Ratios of above 10 on admission.In this study, we emphasize the merit of conservative management for this rare cause of small-bowel obstruction.

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Affiliation: North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK henriettacreasy@gmail.com.

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Mentions: Laboratory investigations revealed an International Normalized Ratio (INR) of 10; she was anticoagulated with warfarin due to her atrial fibrillation. Initial imaging revealed dilated small-bowel loops on abdominal radiograph (Fig. 1).Figure 1:


Excess anticoagulation as a cause of small-bowel obstruction: a report of two cases.

Creasy H, Meleagros L - J Surg Case Rep (2015)

Abdominal radiograph showing dilated small-bowel loops (Case 1).
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RJV041F1: Abdominal radiograph showing dilated small-bowel loops (Case 1).
Mentions: Laboratory investigations revealed an International Normalized Ratio (INR) of 10; she was anticoagulated with warfarin due to her atrial fibrillation. Initial imaging revealed dilated small-bowel loops on abdominal radiograph (Fig. 1).Figure 1:

Bottom Line: Spontaneous intramural haemorrhage is a rare cause of small-bowel obstruction, occurring most commonly in those who are anticoagulated.We describe two cases that presented with a history and imaging suggestive of small-bowel obstruction; both had International Normalized Ratios of above 10 on admission.In this study, we emphasize the merit of conservative management for this rare cause of small-bowel obstruction.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK henriettacreasy@gmail.com.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus