What is the role of blind segmental resection for the treatment of lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding (LGIB)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Blind segmental resection should not be performed because of a prohibitively high rate of rebleeding up to 75%, morbidity up to 83%, and mortality up to 60%. Once the bleeding point is identified, a limited segmental resection should be performed.


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