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Frontline Gastroenterol. 2017 Jul;8(3):174-182. doi: 10.1136/flgastro-2015-100606. Epub 2015 Jun 29.

An approach to acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding.

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1
Gastroenterology Department, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK.
2
Radiology Department, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, UK.

Abstract

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common problem that can be treated via a number of endoscopic, radiological and surgical approaches. Although traditionally managed by the colorectal surgeons, surgery should be considered a last resort given the variety of endoscopic and radiological approaches available. This article provides an overview on the common causes of acute LGIB and the various techniques at our disposal to control it.

KEYWORDS:

ANGIODYSPLASIA; GASTROINTESINAL ENDOSCOPY; GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING; IMAGING; POLYP

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