TITLE

Diagnostic endoscopy: does it help?

AUTHOR(S)
Fiddian-Green, R. G.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Jun2004, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p913
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
If done emergently it is difficult to visualize the bleeding site, especially in those who require surgery and whose rate of blood loss is greatest. Its greatest value may be in excluding the presence of oesophageal bleeding from varices but this is arguably best done on the operating table by the surgeon. This may be good for documentation but is of doubtful benefit in managing patients because of the inevitable delay in surgical intervention in those that need it. Operative mortality for bleeding ulcers used to be in the order of 15%.
ACCESSION #
13354315

 

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