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A “vanishing” cause of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  1. G Iacopini,
  2. A De Cesare,
  3. F Iacopini,
  4. M A Vitale,
  5. G Villotti
  1. UOC Gastroenterologia ed Endoscopia Digestiva, Ospedale San Giovanni-Addolorata, Roma, Italy
  1. Dr G Iacopini, UOC Gastroenterologia ed Endoscopia Digestiva, Ospedale S Giovanni-Addolorata, Via Teodolfo Mertel 16 A, 00167 Rome, Italy; g.iacopini{at}

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A 57-year-old man presented with melaena of 2 days duration. He was haemodynamically stable and his haemoglobin level was 10 g/dl. An urgent oesophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a solitary polyp with a long stalk prolapsing from the bulb into the third duodenum. The stalk consisted of a large, …

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