International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064

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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018

Yield of Colonoscopy in Patients with Lower Gastrointestial Bleeding in a Tertiary Care Setup

Amol Mittal [2] | Sanjiv S Thakur [2] | Prakhar Sharma [3] | Sonia Baral [2]

Abstract: Introduction Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) means bleeding distal to the ligament of Treitz and presents as rectal bleeding. Rectal bleeding occurs in 20 % of the population annually according to Medline literature search and mortality is around 11 % overall and up to 21 % for the acute massive category. In the present study, we thus aimed to evaluate the role of colonoscopy as a diagnostic and a management tool in the evaluation of patients with per rectal bleeding. Methodology & Results A tertiary care centre based prospective observational study was carried out for two years. Patient of both sexes from outdoor as well as an indoor basis with age group between 18-75 years in which active bleeding or lesions with endoscopic evidence of recent haemorrhage were considered positive. The quantitative data is represented as their mean SD. The significance threshold of p-value was taken as

Keywords: Colonoscopy, Lower GI Bleeding, Diagnostic Yield, Hematochezia, Neoplasia

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018,

Pages: 1276 - 1280

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