Lower GI bleeding: Updated diagnosis and management

A. M. Rosen, D. E. Fleischer

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Abstract

Lower GI bleeding in the elderly can be attributed to diverticula or vascular ectasias in most cases. Usually, a diagnosis is established by colonoscopy, but often this test must be supplemented by radiographic and additional endoscopic techniques, especially in the evaluation of obscure GI bleeding. Responsible lesions are frequently remediable by non-operative therapy. However, if surgical intervention is called for, it should not be delayed solely because of the patient's advanced age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-60
Number of pages12
JournalGeriatrics
Volume44
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Hemorrhage
Pathologic Dilatations
Diverticulum
Colonoscopy
Blood Vessels
Therapeutics

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Rosen, A. M., & Fleischer, D. E. (1989). Lower GI bleeding: Updated diagnosis and management. Geriatrics, 44(3), 49-60.

Lower GI bleeding : Updated diagnosis and management. / Rosen, A. M.; Fleischer, D. E.

In: Geriatrics, Vol. 44, No. 3, 1989, p. 49-60.

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Rosen, AM & Fleischer, DE 1989, 'Lower GI bleeding: Updated diagnosis and management', Geriatrics, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 49-60.
Rosen AM, Fleischer DE. Lower GI bleeding: Updated diagnosis and management. Geriatrics. 1989;44(3):49-60.
Rosen, A. M. ; Fleischer, D. E. / Lower GI bleeding : Updated diagnosis and management. In: Geriatrics. 1989 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 49-60.
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