Author(s): Chakravarty BJ, Riley JW
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Abstract A 64 year old caucasian male with known alcoholic liver disease presented with rectal bleeding. The patient bled repeatedly despite resuscitation. A sigmoid colectomy was performed following an angiogram. Large colonic, rectal and mesenteric variceal vessels were noted at surgery. Further bleeding postoperatively was rapidly controlled with octreotide infusion. Octreotide may be as useful in the control of colonic variceal bleeding as it is in the control of oesophageal variceal bleeding.
This article was published in J Gastroenterol Hepatol
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System