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A proposal for intraoperative washout of colon for the endoscopic diagnosis of the lower gastrointestinal tract haemorrhage.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
Publication Date
Volume
115
Issue
23
Pages
1519–1520
Identifiers
PMID: 2291357
Source
Medline

Abstract

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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