ABRAHAM A. POLACHEK, M.D.; WALTER J. PIJANOWSKI, M.D.; JOSEPH M. MILLER, M.D.
Jejunal diverticulosis complicated by macrocytic anemia and steatorrhea has been rarely reported, and the syndrome has remained relatively unknown to the medical profession. Prompt recognition of the syndrome is important, however, if early treatment and beneficial results are to follow. In a review of the literature on jejunal diverticulosis, 15 cases with the triad,1-12 eight with macrocytic anemia,11-17 and three with steatorrhea5, 18, 19 were found. Seven of these patients had studies of absorption of radioactive vitamin B12,5, 7, 12, 16 although none had investigations of absorption of radioactive fat. Only two patients had partial jejunectomies.9, 12
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POLACHEK AA, PIJANOWSKI WJ, MILLER JM. DIVERTICULOSIS OF THE JEJUNUM WITH MACROCYTIC ANEMIA AND STEATORRHEA1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:636–645. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-4-636
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(4):636-645.
Celiac Disease and Malabsorption, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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