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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastroent Hepatol 2020; 74(1): 50–53. doi:10.14735/amgh202050.

Unexpected cause of death of patient with upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Miloš Caha1, Polina Politová1, Radek Vlk2, Josef Kult3, Marcela Kopáčová4

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This case report describes a 68-year-old male patient hospitalized for melena and hematemesis. Gastroscopy revealed a bleeding gastric ulcer, for which he was treated. Nevertheless, after achieving successful hemostasis in the stomach, the patient remained hemodynamically unstable. Further investigations revealed active bleeding in his right hemithorax, which led to his death.


ribs fracture, hematemesis, hemothorax, melena, gastric ulcer

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