What is the role of colorectal carcinoma in lower GI bleeding (LGIB)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Colorectal adenocarcinoma is the third most common cancer in the United States for men and women. [12] Colorectal carcinoma causes occult bleeding as a result of mucosal ulceration or erosion, but the incidence of massive bleeding due to colorectal carcinoma varies from 5% to 20% in different case series.


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