What procedures are performed following multiple episodes of lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding (LGIB) with no identified source?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Patients who have experienced multiple episodes of LGIB without a known source or diagnosis should undergo the following:

  • Elective mesenteric angiography

  • Upper and lower endoscopy

  • Meckel scanning

  • Upper GI imaging series with small bowel assessment

  • Enteroclysis

See Workup for more detail.


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