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World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 190–192 | Cite as

Emergency colonoscopy

  • Francesco Paolo Rossini
  • Arnaldo Ferrari
  • Mauro Spandre
  • Mariella Cavallero
  • Carlo Gemme
  • Carlo Loverci
  • Alberto Bertone
  • Marco Pinna Pintor
Progress Symposium—Progress in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Abstract

Different diagnostic techniques for massive active lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage are reviewed. According to data in the literature and personal experience in 409 emergency endoscopic examinations of the large bowel, emergency colonoscopy is a valuable diagnostic tool in cases of massive colorectal bleeding.

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Public Health Cardiac Surgery Abdominal Surgery Vascular Surgery Thoracic Surgery 
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Résumé

Les auteurs ont analysé les différentes techniques pour le diagnostic étiologique des hémorragies intestinales basses massives. Selon les données de la littérature et une expérience personnelle basée sur 409 coloscopies en urgence, cet examen endoscopique joue un rôle précieux dans le diagnostic étiologique de l'hémorragie colorectale massive.

Resumen

Los autores revisan los diferentes métodos actualmente disponibles para el diagnóstico de la hemorragia aguda y masiva del tracto gastrointestinal bajo (escintigrafía con tecnecio 99m, arteriografía selectiva, colonoscopia, colonoscopia intraoperatoria). Basados en datos de la literatura y en la experiencia con 409 exámenes endoscópicos de emergencia del intestino grueso, se puede presentar la colonoscopia de urgencia como un método diagnóstico valioso en casos de sangrado masivo del tracto colorrectal.

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© Société Internationale de Chirurgie 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Paolo Rossini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arnaldo Ferrari
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mauro Spandre
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mariella Cavallero
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carlo Gemme
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carlo Loverci
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alberto Bertone
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marco Pinna Pintor
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Servizio di Gastroenterologia Endoscopia Digestiva, Dipartimento di OnocologiaOspedale S. Giovanni BattistaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Patologia Chirurgica III∘Università degli Studi di TorinoTorinoItaly

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