Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses 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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Answer

In addition to the disorders listed in the Differentials section below, diagnostic consideration should be given to the following conditions in patients with symptoms of UGIB:

  • Esophageal or gastric varices
  • Mallory-Weiss tear
  • Malignant neoplasm
  • Stress-related mucosal disease/stress ulcer
  • Dieulafoy lesion
  • Hemobilia
  • Pancreatic pseudoaneurysm
  • Aortoenteric fistula
  • Benign gastric tumors
  • Portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Syncope
  • von Willebrand disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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