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Thermal Methods to Control Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • Brian J. Dunkin
  • Shawn M. Purnell
  • John Joseph Nguyen-Lee
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Abstract

Bleeding in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a common malady that can usually be managed with the use of therapeutic endoscopy. Once a bleeding site has been endoscopically identified, there are essentially three methods used to achieve hemostasis – application of energy, mechanical control with clip or loop ligation, or injection therapy. This chapter focuses on the principles of using energy to control GI bleeding and common tools available to deliver it.

Keywords

Gastrointestinal bleeding Endoscopy Electrosurgery Thermal Coagulation Fulguration Hemostasis 

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© Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian J. Dunkin
    • 1
  • Shawn M. Purnell
    • 1
  • John Joseph Nguyen-Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Houston Methodist Hospital, Department of SurgeryHoustonUSA

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