Comparison of the color of fecal blood with the anatomical location of gastrointestinal bleeding lesions: potential misdiagnosis using only flexible sigmoidoscopy for bright red blood per rectum

@article{Fine1999ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the color of fecal blood with the anatomical location of gastrointestinal bleeding lesions: potential misdiagnosis using only flexible sigmoidoscopy for bright red blood per rectum},
  author={Kenneth D. Fine and Andrew C Nelson and Rex T. Ellington and Albert Mossburg},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={94},
  pages={3202-3210}
}
Objective:Flexible sigmoidoscopy has been recommended for diagnosis of patients with bright red rectal bleeding. The purpose of this study was to determine whether lesions associated with bright red hematochezia are located in the distal 60 cm of the colorectum and, therefore, in reach of a flexible sigmoidoscope.Methods:Three hundred-twelve consecutive patients presenting with hematochezia were shown a card containing three shades of red and asked to choose the color most representative of… CONTINUE READING
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