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Recurrent anaemia due to ischaemic colonic ulceration caused by cholesterol embolism.
  1. D. J. Grant,
  2. D. S. Sanders,
  3. M. E. McMurdo,
  4. M. H. Lyall
  1. Department of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK.

    Abstract

    We describe an elderly patient with generalized atherosclerosis who presented with recurrent iron-deficiency anaemia. He underwent right hemicolectomy which revealed ischaemic colonic ulceration caused by cholesterol embolism. Surgery appeared to be curative. Cholesterol embolism should be considered as a possible cause of unexplained gastrointestinal blood loss in the elderly.

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