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Journal of Radiological Review 2022 September;9(3):161-4

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.22.00203-X

Copyright © 2022 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Acute gastrointestinal bleeding: the role of angio-CT in emergency

Fabio FRANCO , Michelle MAGLI

Department of Radiodiagnostics, Valle d’Itria Hospital, ASL Taranto, Martina Franca, Taranto, Italy



Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a common reason for emergency department admissions and an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Its management, therefore, must be multidisciplinary and include emergency physicians, gastroenterologists, and surgeons, as well as radiologists for diagnostic imaging and interventional therapy. In recent years, computed tomographic angiography (angio-CT) has gained acceptance as a first-line option for the diagnosis and it guides the management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding. With this work we want to emphasize the clinical importance of angio-CT in the management of acute gastrointestinal bleeding.


KEY WORDS: Gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Computed tomography angiography; Therapeutics

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