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The potential role of spiral computed tomography in acute gastrointestinal bleeding.
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PMID:  18697368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present four cases of profuse gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding where the site of haemorrhage was demonstrated using multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT), with concordant findings at laparotomy and pathological examination. A review of the current literature is undertaken and the role of spiral computed tomography as a method of sourcing the bleeding point is discussed in relation to other management modalities.
B P Page; D S Murphy; G J Dewar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1479-666X     ISO Abbreviation:  Surgeon     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-13     Completed Date:  2008-09-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101168329     Medline TA:  Surgeon     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  244-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Monklands District General Hospital, Airdrie.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / radiography*
Middle Aged
Tomography, Spiral Computed / methods*

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