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Int J Colorectal Dis. 1999 Dec;14(6):297-9.

Amyloidosis--an unusual case of recurrent intestinal bleeding and sigmoid perforation: case report with review of the literature.

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  • 1Surgical Department, Hospital of Brunico, Via Ospedale, 11, I-39031 Brunico, Italy.


We describe a patient with recurrent intestinal bleeding and sigmoid perforation due to amyloidosis. Hartmann's procedure was carried out with resection of the diseased sigmoid colon and by performing a terminal colostomy. The postoperative course was uneventful, but the patient died 3 months later of lobar pneumonia and multiple organ system failure.

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