A proposal for intraoperative washout of colon for the endoscopic diagnosis of the lower gastrointestinal tract haemorrhage.
- Published Article
Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
The authors refer about a proposal for an intraoperative wash-out of colon in order to improve the endoscopic diagnosis of the bleeding's precise site in case of lower gastrointestinal tract haemorrhage. The colonic wash-out is obtained by the transanal insertion of a Baker type silicone tube this is guided by the surgeon up to the caecum followed by the insertion of the colonoscope. This method turned out useful in one case of haemorrhagic shock.
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