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Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2004 Sep;7(3):112-22.

Differential diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding.

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Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

In this article, we review the many causes of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and discuss current strategies for rendering a specific diagnosis. Diagnostic tools considered in this review include: clinical assessment, upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, scintigraphy, and conventional arteriography as well as computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography. An algorithm for the diagnostic work-up of the patient with GI bleeding is included.

PMID:
16015555
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