Intraluminal thrombus and bowel obstruction in acute leukemia due to bleeding Meckel's diverticulum.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Gastrointestinal bleeding from Meckel's diverticulum resulted in small bowel obstruction by thrombus in two patients with acute myelogenous leukemia during bone marrow aplasia and recovery from induction chemotherapy. Although gastrointestinal symptoms and complications are common in acute leukemia, these two cases are unique and describe a new syndrome that requires prompt recognition and surgical intervention. The complication of localized bowel obstruction by intraluminal thrombus is heretofore unreported.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Neuss, MN; Garbutt, JT; Leight, GS; Moore, JO

Published Date

  • June 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1194 - 1196

PubMed ID

  • 3487978

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9343

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9343(86)90685-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States