Imaging of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

John D. Mellinger, James G. Bittner, Michael A. Edwards, William Bates, Hadyn T. Williams

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Abstract

Radiological techniques are important in evaluating patients with gastrointestinal bleeding. Scintigraphic, computed tomographic angiographic, and enterographic techniques are sensitive tools in identifying the source of bleeding and may be useful in identifying patients likely to have a benign course and in selecting patients for therapeutic intervention. Angiography plays a key role in bleeding localization, and modern embolization techniques make this a viable therapeutic option. With the refining developments in body imaging and related reconstructive techniques, it is likely that radiological interventions will play an expanding and critical role in evaluating patients with gastrointestinal hemorrhage in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-108
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011

Keywords

  • CT angiography
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Meckel
  • Mesenteric angiography
  • Tagged erythrocyte scanning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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