What is the indication for emergent surgery for lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding (LGIB)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Emergency surgery is required in some patients with lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) in whom nonoperative management was unsuccessful or unavailable. [5, 19]   Failure of embolization warrants surgical intervention. [41]


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