Emergency colonoscopy

World J Surg. 1989 Mar-Apr;13(2):190-2. doi: 10.1007/BF01658398.


Different diagnostic techniques for massive active lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage are reviewed. According to data in the literature and personal experience in 409 emergency endoscopic examinations of the large bowel, emergency colonoscopy is a valuable diagnostic tool in cases of massive colorectal bleeding.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Colonic Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Colonoscopy* / adverse effects
  • Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Rectal Diseases / diagnosis*