Surgical management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding

  title={Surgical management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding},
  author={Johann Pfeifer},
  journal={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery},
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is any form of bleeding distal to the Ligament of Treitz. In most cases, acute LGIB is self-limited and resolves spontaneously with conservative management. Only a minority of approximately 10% is admitted to hospital with signs of massive bleeding and shock requiring resuscitation, urgent evaluation and treatment… CONTINUE READING