When is CT scanning and ultrasonography indicated for the workup of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB)?

Updated: Sep 01, 2021
  • Author: Bennie Ray Upchurch, III, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Standard CT scanning and ultrasonography may be indicated for the evaluation of the following [2] :

  • Liver disease with cirrhosis
  • Cholecystitis with hemorrhage
  • Pancreatitis with pseudocyst and hemorrhage
  • Aortoenteric fistula

See Workup for more detail.


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