Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Jun 26, 2022; 10(18): 6314-6318
Published online Jun 26, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i18.6314
Appendiceal bleeding: A case report
Sheng-Yue Zhou, Mao-Dong Guo, Xiao-Hua Ye
Sheng-Yue Zhou, Mao-Dong Guo, Xiao-Hua Ye, Department of Gastroenterology, Affiliated Jinhua Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Jinhua 321000, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Zhou SY designed and drafted the manuscript; Guo MD performed the colonoscopy; Ye XH revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; and all authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, No. LQ19H030003; and Key Project of Jinhua Science and Technology Bureau, No. 2018A32022.
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Corresponding author: Xiao-Hua Ye, MD, Deputy Director, Department of Gastroenterology, Affiliated Jinhua Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, No. 365 Renmin East Road, Jinhua 321000, Zhejiang Province, China.
Received: December 31, 2021
Peer-review started: December 31, 2021
First decision: January 23, 2022
Revised: January 27, 2021
Accepted: April 24, 2022
Article in press: April 24, 2022
Published online: June 26, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Appendiceal bleeding is a rare cause of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Appendiceal bleeding due to vascular diseases, such as angiodysplasia and Dieulafoy’s lesion, may result in massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Appendectomy is a reliable and effective option for treatment.We report a case of lower gastrointestinal bleeding due to appendiceal Dieulafoy’s lesion. The patient recovered well after an emergency laparoscopic appendectomy. Clinicians should consider appendiceal bleeding during differential diagnosis.