The small bowel is only partially accessible to traditional endoscopic techniques. The recently introduced push-and-pull enteroscopy technique allows endoscopists to examine the small bowel in its entirety and enables them to take biopsy specimens and administer treatment. We report the case of a liver transplant recipient presenting with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, whose diagnosis of eosinophilic enteritis was achieved following a single balloon enteroscopy examination. The patient was discharged 3 days after endoscopic treatment. Eosinophilic enteritis is still not a well known disease. The modality of treatment was suggested by our endoscopic experience and not from codified guidelines. The patient's haemoglobin value was normal 12 months after treatment.

Urgesi, R., Riccioni, M., Nista, E., Lionetti, R., Tisone, G., Familiari, P., Ricci, R., Pelecca, G., Angelico, M., Costamagna, G., Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding as first symptom of eosinophilic jejunitis in a liver transplant recipient: diagnosis and treatment with single balloon enteroscopy, <<BMJ CASE REPORT>>, 2010; 2010 (Marzo): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1136/bcr.05.2009.1918] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/27388]

Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding as first symptom of eosinophilic jejunitis in a liver transplant recipient: diagnosis and treatment with single balloon enteroscopy

Urgesi, Riccardo;Familiari, Pietro;Ricci, Riccardo;Pelecca, Giorgio;Costamagna, Guido
2010

Abstract

The small bowel is only partially accessible to traditional endoscopic techniques. The recently introduced push-and-pull enteroscopy technique allows endoscopists to examine the small bowel in its entirety and enables them to take biopsy specimens and administer treatment. We report the case of a liver transplant recipient presenting with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, whose diagnosis of eosinophilic enteritis was achieved following a single balloon enteroscopy examination. The patient was discharged 3 days after endoscopic treatment. Eosinophilic enteritis is still not a well known disease. The modality of treatment was suggested by our endoscopic experience and not from codified guidelines. The patient's haemoglobin value was normal 12 months after treatment.
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Urgesi, R., Riccioni, M., Nista, E., Lionetti, R., Tisone, G., Familiari, P., Ricci, R., Pelecca, G., Angelico, M., Costamagna, G., Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding as first symptom of eosinophilic jejunitis in a liver transplant recipient: diagnosis and treatment with single balloon enteroscopy, <>, 2010; 2010 (Marzo): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1136/bcr.05.2009.1918] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/27388]
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