Radiographic work-up and treatment of lower gastrointestinal bleeding
O'Grady, Helen; Hartley, John
John Hartley J.E.Hartley@hull.ac.uk
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|
|Journal||Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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