Polyarteritis nodosa causing severe intestinal bleeding

Gastrointest Radiol. 1976 Nov 30;1(3):285-7. doi: 10.1007/BF02256382.


Rupture of an aneurysm of the mesentergic artery caused severe intestinal hemorrhage in a 50-year-old woman with polyarteritis nodosa. Abdominal angiography not only established diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa by demonstrating multiple visceral aneurysms but also localized the site of bleeding.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm / etiology
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Mesenteric Arteries
  • Middle Aged
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / complications*
  • Radiography
  • Rupture, Spontaneous / etiology