A hemostatic spray: the easy way out for upper gastrointestinal bleeding?

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Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands.

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Name: Endoscopy
ISSN: 1438-8812
Pages: 343-4


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Vomiting of blood that is either fresh bright red, or older "coffee-ground" in character. It generally indicates bleeding of the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.

Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.

Techniques for controlling bleeding.

Control of bleeding performed through the channel of the endoscope. Techniques include use of lasers, heater probes, bipolar electrocoagulation, and local injection. Endoscopic hemostasis is commonly used to treat bleeding esophageal and gastrointestinal varices and ulcers.

The segment of GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT that includes the ESOPHAGUS; the STOMACH; and the DUODENUM.

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