Nature of the bleeding vessel in recurrently bleeding gastric ulcers.

@article{Swain1986NatureOT,
  title={Nature of the bleeding vessel in recurrently bleeding gastric ulcers.},
  author={Christopher P Swain and D. W. Storey and Stephen G. Bown and J. S. Heath and Timothy N Mills and P. R. Salmon and Timothy C. Northfield and John Squire Kirkham and Joseph P O'Sullivan},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1986},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={595-608}
}
An unselected consecutive series of 826 patients admitted for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding underwent urgent endoscopy. Peptic ulcers were found in 402 (49%). Of the 329 ulcer craters that could be fully examined, visible vessels were identified in 156 (47%), other stigmata of recent hemorrhage in 66, and no stigmata of recent hemorrhage in 107. One hundred twenty-nine patients with stigmata of recent hemorrhage (93 of whom had visible vessels) randomly allocated to no endoscopic… CONTINUE READING
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