Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Typhoid Fever

Wig, J. D.; Malik, A. K.; Khanna, S. K.; Singh, Kuldip; Talwar, B. L.; Shukla, N. K.; Sekar, N.
June 1981
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun1981, Vol. 75 Issue 6, p445
Academic Journal
The classical approach to management of intestinal hemorrhage due to typhoid ulceration has been conservative. In, however, the event of massive, persistent and life-threatening hemorrhage not responding to conservative measures, early surgical intervention is life-saving, controls typhoid toxemia rapidly and presents no special difficulties. A right hemicoleclomy is recommended. Four such patients treated by us with bowel resection have had an uneventful recovery.


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