Massive hemorrhage in the lower gastrointestinal tract in adults: Diagnostic imaging and intervention

D. A. Zuckerman, T. P. Bocchini, E. H. Birnbaum

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Abstract

Massive hemorrhage in the lower gastrointestinal tract, defined as bleeding distal to the ligament of Treitz at a rate in excess of 30 ml/hr, is most common in persons more than 50 years old. Most episodes stop spontaneously, although intervention to control the bleeding is needed eventually in 10-25% of patients. This review analyzes the use of scintigraphy, angiography, and interventional techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-711
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume161
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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