Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding: part 1.

  title={Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding: part 1.},
  author={Robert A Enns},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  volume={15 8},
  • Robert A Enns
  • Published 2001 in
    Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal…
Acute lower gastrointestinal (LGI) bleeding is typically caused by vascular malformations, diverticuli and neoplasia. Although endoscopic evaluation of the colon is relatively standard in stable patients with LGI bleeding, those with significant ongoing hemorrhage are often more difficult to evaluate endoscopically. Other investigative techniques such as nuclear scintigraphy, angiography and surgical exploration have been commonly used in unstable patients with LGI bleeding when the exact site… CONTINUE READING