Table 3

Procedures performed and possibly relevant diagnosis at death in patients with initially undiagnosed cause of iron deficiency anaemia

PatientsProceduresCertified diagnosis
Sex Age
M75UGIE, colonoscopy, MDSCa bladder
F80UGIE, barium enemaHypernephroma
M84UGIE, barium enemaSmall bowel obstruction
M88UGIECarcinomatosis ? primary
F89UGIEGastroenteritis
F95UGIE, flexible sigmoidoscopyCa caecum
  • Ca = carcinoma; MDS = radioisotope scan for Meckel's diverticulum; UGIE = upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.