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Ischaemic Colitis & Bleeding per Rectum - A Surgical Emergency

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Mr Niraj Khetan, Astha Das, SS Prasad, Yesar El-Dhuwaib
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 7, p.17 (123Doc Education, London, July 2015)


Gastrointestinal bleeding (GI) is a common emergency presentation to hospitals. It accounts for about 1% to 2% of all emergency admissions. It is classified into upper and lower GI bleeding and the ligament of Treitz is traditionally considered the dividing point between the two. Any bleeding distal to its insertion (Duodeno-Jejunal flexure) is considered lower GI bleeding. Presenting history plays an important part in diagnosis and treatment plan. The authors present a 63 years old male patient with lower GI bleeding and abdominal pain due to ischaemic colitis. The article discusses the causes, investigation and management of lower GI bleed with focus on ischaemic colitis.

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Mr Niraj Khetan (Corresponding author)

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS foundation Trust
Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN2 5LT

Astha Das

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS foundation Trust
Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 5LT

SS Prasad

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS foundation Trust
Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 5LT

Yesar El-Dhuwaib

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS foundation Trust
Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 5LT


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