Oral abstract| Volume 85, ISSUE 5, SUPPLEMENT , AB54, May 2017

118 Acquired Von Willebrand Factor Deficiency Impacts the Outcome of Occult Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

      Acquired von Willebrand factor deficiency (aWFD) is associated with the formation of angioectasia. It has been shown that patients with overt obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) and underlying aWFD have a marginally higher risk of rebleeding following therapeutic double balloon enteroscopy (DBE). Of more importance is the impact of aWFD in patients with occult OGIB, which is a common presentation of angioectasia.
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