Brief report| Volume 66, ISSUE 6, P1248-1250, December 2007

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Benign lymphoid hyperplasia: a rare cause of obscure overt bleeding in an adult

Published:September 04, 2007DOI:
      Benign lymphoid hyperplasia (BLH) is a benign reactive process within the small intestine that is not uncommonly encountered during ileoscopy or capsule endoscopy. Severe, life-threatening GI hemorrhage caused by BLH, however, is extremely rare. To the best our knowledge, only 2 additional cases of obscure overt GI bleeding from BLH have been described. We present an additional case of a 41-year-old man with severe hemorrhage from nodular lymphoid hyperplasia of the terminal ileum.


      BLH (benign lymphoid hyperplasia), TI (terminal ileum)
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