Management of Bleeding Colitis and Colonic Diverticular Disease

  • Sebastian G. de la Fuente
  • Hardeep S. Ahluwalia
  • Alex Perez
  • John Migaly


Inflammatory bowel disease, infectious, or ischemic colitis can all present with lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Overall, colitis contributes to approximately 20% of all causes of lower GI bleed [1]. Bleeding from colitis is usually intermittent, self-limiting, and commonly associated with other symptoms such as diarrhea, fevers, abdominal pain


Ulcerative Colitis Diverticular Disease Ischemic Colitis Toxic Megacolon Bleeding Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian G. de la Fuente
    • 1
  • Hardeep S. Ahluwalia
    • 2
  • Alex Perez
    • 3
  • John Migaly
    • 3
  1. 1.General Surgery Residency Training ProgramDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Division of Vascular SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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