[Upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the elderly].

  title={[Upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the elderly].},
  author={Keisuke Nishida and Ichiho Nojiri and Motohiro Kato and Michio Higashijima and Keigo Takagi and Ryukichi Akashi},
  journal={Nihon Ronen Igakkai zasshi. Japanese journal of geriatrics},
  volume={29 11},
Due to increasing number of the elderly, cases of hematemesis and melena in the aged have been increasing. The authors evaluated 69 such cases over 60 years old in whom emergency endoscopy of the upper digestive tract was carried out because of hematemesis and melena. Twenty cases are diagnosed as gastric ulcer (29%), 12 cases as esophageal ulcer and esophageal erosion (17.4%), 9 as duodenal ulcer (13.0%), 7 as gastric cancer (10.1%), 6 as Mallory-Weiss syndrome (8.7%), 6 as esophageal and… CONTINUE READING