Colonoscopically placed hemoclips as treatment for massive appendiceal stump bleeding

Abstract

Massive bleeding from an appendiceal stump is a rare but occasionally seen severe complication. The bleeding may drain into the abdominal cavity, the retroperitoneum, or the digestive tract. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage may occur early or even years after appendectomy. The typical management includes ligation of the bleeding vessel or cecal resection done by… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-003-4219-8

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