What is the best algorithm for acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage investigation?
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench,
Vol. 10 No. 1 (2017),
11 February 2017
It is not clear in guidelines whether it would be is necessary to organise a CT angiogram (CTA) prior to these procedures in patients with an acute lower GI bleed. While there are studies which recommend the use of a CTA, there are other studies against using CTA in these circumstances. Here we present a case of a patient with an acute lower GI bleed who became haemodynamically unstable. We show in this case study, the catheter angiogram not being able to identify the site of bleeding without the aid of the CTA prior.
- (GI) bleed
- CT angiogram
- catheter angiography
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