Massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding from intestinal varices.

@article{Wilson1979MassiveLG,
  title={Massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding from intestinal varices.},
  author={Samuel Eric Wilson and R. T. Stone and Jonathan P Christie and Edward Passaro},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1979},
  volume={114 10},
  pages={1158-61}
}
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding from intestinal varices cannot readily be detected at operation; hence, preoperative identification is important. Our experience with six patients having sudden, massive bleeding per rectum from intestinal varices suggests a group of common findings. These patients had cirrhosis, no blood in the stomach or duodenum, characteristic mucosal imprints on barium enema, or direct visualization of varices on sigmoidscopy or colonoscopy. Only two had demonstrable… CONTINUE READING