A Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Small Bowel Bleeding

Daniel H. Havlichek, Amrit K. Kamboj, Cadman L. Leggett

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Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common clinical problem encountered in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Although the evaluation of upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding is often straightforward, bleeding from the small bowel may pose a clinical challenge. In this article, we review the indications, modalities, and differential diagnoses of small bowel bleeding. On completion of the article, clinicians should be able to identify common causes of small bowel bleeding, understand the advantages and disadvantages of the modalities used to evaluate small bowel bleeding, and enact a stepwise management approach to the patient with presumed small bowel bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-153
Number of pages8
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022

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