Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage is defmed as bleeding distal to the ligament of Treitz, and therefore includes the small bowel. In chil-dren and adolescents, the differential diagnosis includes juvenile pol-yps, inflammatory bowel disease, intussusception, and Meckel’s diver-ticulum. In adults, the common causes include angiodysplasia, diverticulosis, neoplasm, inflammatory bowel disease, and anorectal sources such as hemorrhoids and fissures.
KeywordsInflammatory Bowel Disease Subtotal Colectomy Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Diverticular Bleeding Poor Surgical Risk
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