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Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Colonoscopy should be performed first in most patients presenting with acute lower GI bleeding. Such bleeding may be treated endoscopically (first-line approach when possible), by angiographic embolization, or with surgery when bleeding is in the colon but cannot be localized.




Ian M. Gralnek, M.D., M.S.H.S., Ziv Neeman, M.D., and Lisa L. Strate, M.D., M.P.H.


N Engl J Med 2017; 376:1054-1063 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcp1603455