Endoscopic clipping for the management of gastrointestinal bleeding

Constantinos P. Anastassiades, Todd H. Baron, Louis M.Wong Kee Song

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Abstract

Endoscopic clipping is a safe and effective technique for the treatment of various bleeding gastrointestinal lesions. Randomized controlled trials and a meta-analysis have shown comparable efficacy between clipping and conventional contact thermal therapy for definitive hemostasis of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Clipping also seems to be efficacious for selected lower gastrointestinal bleeding lesions, such as diverticular bleeding and postpolypectomy bleeding. Proficiency in clip application and endoscopic identification of lesions that are amenable to clipping are key determinants of a successful outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-568
Number of pages10
JournalNature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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