Congenital absence of splenic artery: a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleed

June 26, 2023

Abstract A 21-year-old woman presented as an emergency with upper abdominal discomfort and one episode of haematemesis. Physical examination, blood results and oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD) were unremarkable. The patient collapsed following a large haematemesis 24 hours later and was intubated, ventilated and resuscitated. Repeat OGD demonstrated multiple areas of gastric angiodysplasia with active bleeding. Attempted haemostasis…

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