Stigmata of recent haemorrhage in diagnosis and prognosis of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

@article{Foster1978StigmataOR,
  title={Stigmata of recent haemorrhage in diagnosis and prognosis of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.},
  author={Douglas N. Foster and Krzysztof J. A. Miloszewski and M. S. Losowsky},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1978},
  volume={1 6121},
  pages={1173-7}
}
In 277 consecutive episodes of suspected upper gastrointestinal bleeding, lesions bearing stigmata of recent haemorrhage (stigmata) were found by endoscopy in 110 (47%) out of 233 patients who were judged to have bled; 78 (33%) had lesions without stigmata, and in 45 (19%) no lesion was seen. Results in 176 entirely unselected admissions for upper gastrointestinal bleeding were similar.Forty-eight chronic duodenal and 41 chronic gastric ulcers were identified by endoscopy. Stigmata were found… CONTINUE READING
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