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An unusual cause of haematochezia
  1. A Hokama1,
  2. K Kishimoto1,
  3. K Azama1,
  4. H Chinen1,
  5. F Kinjo1,
  6. S Kato2,
  7. J Fujita1
  1. 1First Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
  2. 2Division of Pathology and Cell Biology, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr A Hokama, First Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan; hokama-a{at}med.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

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Clinical presentation

An 80-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of painless haematochezia. She had a 20 year history of hypertension. Physical examination showed no tenderness on palpation in the abdomen. Routine laboratory …

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