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Angiodysplasias

  • A. Van Gossum
  • A. Schmit

Abstract

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common problem and represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Annual rates of approximately 125 episodes per 100,000 inhabitants are suggested by population-based studies from the 1960s and 1970s. In about 5% of patients with digestive blood loss, no bleeding site is identified after routine upper and lower endoscopy and small bowel X-ray series. In these cases, a small bowel origin of the bleeding has to be suspected. Many causes of intestinal bleeding have to be considered. However, before considering a small bowel origin, upper or lower gastrointestinal bleeding has to be excluded with certainty.

Keywords

Small Bowel Bleeding Site Endoscopic Appearence Submucosal Injection Microcytic Anemia 
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Suggested reading

  1. Schmit A, Gay F, Adler M, Cremer M, Van Gossum A (1996) Diagnostic efficacy of push-enteroscopy and long term follow-up of patients with small bowel angiodysplasias. Digest Dis Sc 41:2348–2352CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1998

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  • A. Van Gossum
  • A. Schmit

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