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Radiographic work-up and treatment of lower gastrointestinal bleeding

O'Grady, Helen; Hartley, John


Helen O'Grady

John Hartley


Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage is a common reason for hospital admission. Spontaneous cessation occurs in the majority of these patients; however, continued major bleeding is a difficult clinical problem. Emergency surgery, without prior knowledge of the bleeding site is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Accurate localization is therefore desirable. The authors present a review of current radiological imaging modalities and therapeutic options available to the clinician. They also provide a management algorithm to aid in the strategic management of this group of patients.


O'Grady, H., & Hartley, J. (2008). Radiographic work-up and treatment of lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 21(3), 188-192. doi:10.1055/s-2008-1080998

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2008
Publication Date 2008-08
Journal Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Print ISSN 1531-0043
Electronic ISSN 1530-9681
Publisher Thieme Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 3
Pages 188-192
Keywords Surgery; Gastroenterology
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