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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 1997 Oct;7(4):657-70.

Endoscopic hemostasis of nonvariceal, non-peptic ulcer hemorrhage.

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA.

Abstract

The majority of patients who present with acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage are found to be bleeding from acid peptic disease including ulcer, esophagitis and gastritis, and variceal disease. Mallory-Weiss tear, Dieulafoy's lesion, cancer, and other rare lesions account for the bleeding source in the remaining patients. Endoscopic hemostasis may be effective in many of the conditions, but only Mallory-Weiss tear and Dieulafoy's lesion are encountered frequently enough to be clinically significant.

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