Therapeutic endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding

  title={Therapeutic endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding},
  author={Mitchell S Cappell},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
Endoscopy is the primary diagnostic and therapeutic tool for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). The performance of endoscopic therapy depends on findings of stigmata of recent hemorrhage (SRH). For peptic ulcer disease—the most common etiology of UGIB—endoscopic therapy is indicated for findings of major SRH, such as active bleeding, oozing, or the presence of a nonbleeding visible vessel, but not indicated for minor SRH, such as a pigmented flat spot or a simple ulcer with a homogeneous… CONTINUE READING