MDCT of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Feb;182(2):427-30. doi: 10.2214/ajr.182.2.1820427.

Abstract

Objective: We evaluated the use of MDCT in the diagnosis and management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding (hematochezia).

Conclusion: MDCT is proposed as an alternative first-line investigation to locate lower gastrointestinal bleeding before placing the patient under observation or performing embolization or surgery.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angiodysplasia / complications
  • Angiodysplasia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Contrast Media
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
  • Diverticulum / complications
  • Diverticulum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging*
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Humans
  • Iohexol / analogs & derivatives*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Rectal Diseases / complications
  • Rectal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Contrast Media
  • Iohexol
  • iopromide