Prevention of Recurrent Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Shivani Gupta, David A. Greenwald

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This article summarizes current knowledge regarding the incidence of and risk factors associated with recurrent lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The literature regarding medical, endoscopic, and surgical methods to prevent rebleeding from diverticulosis, angioectasia, and chronic hemorrhagic radiation proctopathy is reviewed. In addition, the evidence for endoscopic clipping as primary prophylaxis against postpolypectomy bleeding is explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-424
Number of pages16
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2018


  • Angioectasia
  • Chronic hemorrhagic radiation proctopathy
  • Diverticular bleeding
  • Endoscopic therapy
  • Lower GI bleeding
  • Postpolypectomy bleeding
  • Prevention of recurrent LGIB


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