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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0025222

NCI Thesaurus Code: C86571  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Finding

NCIt Definition: Abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood, usually from gastrointestinal bleeding.

HPO Definition: The passage of blackish, tarry feces associated with gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Melena occurs if the blood remains in the colon long enough for it to be broken down by colonic bacteria. One degradation product, hematin, imbues the stool with a blackish color. Thus, melena generally occurs with bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract (e.g., sotmach ulcers or duodenal ulcers), since the blood usually remains in the gut for a longer period of time than with lower gastrointestinal bleeding. [HPO:probinson]

NICHD Definition: Abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood, usually due to gastrointestinal bleeding.

MSH Definition: The black, tarry, foul-smelling FECES that contain degraded blood.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Altered blood in stool
Altered blood passed per rectum
BLACK STOOL
Black, tarry stool
Melaena due to gastrointestinal haemorrhage
MELAENA
Melena (disorder)
Melena [Disease/Finding]
Melena due to gastrointestinal hemorrhage (disorder)
Melena due to gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Melena/black tarry stools
Melenas
melena
STOOL BLACK
STOOL COLOR BLACK
STOOL TARRY
Tarry stools

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C86571 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID XE0bI SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUcXc SNOMEDCT_US
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 1248-7608 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20050131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXCLUDES1 occult blood in feces (R19.5) ICD10CM
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
IPX K92.1 ICPC
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION The black, tarry, foul-smelling FECES that contain degraded blood. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D008551 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Melena NDFRT
MESH_UI M0013320 NDFRT
MMR 20060705 MSH
MN A12.459.764 MSH
MN C06.405.227.600 MSH
MN C23.550.414.788.600 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MSC Reason.Term MTHMST
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Melena NCI
NUI N0000001972 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 13756 ICD10CM
PRIMARY_PATH 10027141$10017958$10017959$10017947$Melaena$Non-site specific gastrointestinal haemorrhages$Gastrointestinal haemorrhages NEC$Gastrointestinal disorders MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10017947 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 18.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 19.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RXAUI 3197294 RXNORM
RXAUI 3197295 RXNORM
RXCUI 1022953 RXNORM
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 10.1 MDR
SMQ_TERM_ADDVERSION 9.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_CAT A MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 4 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LEVEL 5 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 12.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_LMVERSION 13.0 MDR
SMQ_TERM_SCOPE 2 MDR
SMQ_TERM_STATUS A MDR
SMQ_TERM_WEIGHT 0 MDR
SNOMED_CID 2901004 NDFRT
SNOMED_CID 414663001 NDFRT
SNOMEDID D5-00150 SNOMEDCT_US
SNOMEDID D5-00151 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS K92.1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~K92.1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS K92.1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF AGE AT ONSET OF CLINICAL FINDING BEFORE 29.0 DAYS CHOOSE P54.1 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF MELENA DUE TO GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE AND IF AGE AT ONSET OF CLINICAL FINDING BEFORE 29.0 DAYS CHOOSE P54.1 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF MELENA DUE TO GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE CHOOSE K92.1 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF MELENA ON EXAMINATION OF FECES AND IF AGE AT ONSET OF CLINICAL FINDING BEFORE 29.0 DAYS CHOOSE P54.1 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF MELENA ON EXAMINATION OF FECES CHOOSE K92.1 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF NEONATAL MELENA CHOOSE P54.1 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF PERINATAL MELENA CHOOSE P54.1 | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447639009 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~3 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~4 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~5 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~6 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~7 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~8 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 206407004 | Perinatal melena (disorder) | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 206424005 | Neonatal melena (disorder) | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 275782008 | Melena on examination of feces (disorder) | AND IFA 445518008 | Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity) | < 29.0 days SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 275782008 | Melena on examination of feces (disorder) | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 414663001 | Melena due to gastrointestinal hemorrhage (disorder) | AND IFA 445518008 | Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity) | < 29.0 days SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 414663001 | Melena due to gastrointestinal hemorrhage (disorder) | SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 445518008 | Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity) | < 29.0 days SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~K92.1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~P54.1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XE0bI SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUcXc SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~D5-00150 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~D5-00151 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T025445 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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