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Recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding due to angiodysplasia in the rectum: endoscopic treatment with heater probe

Author(s): Koray Bas | Hasan Besim

Journal: Surgical Techniques Development
ISSN 2038-9574

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e7;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: angiodysplasia | rectum | colonoscopy | endoscopic treatment.

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding due to vascular abnormalities is commonly found in the elderly and on the right side of the colon. Such lesions are still difficult to diagnose and manage. We report a case with recurrent and massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding due to angiodysplasia at an unusual age and localization, which was diagnosed and treated endoscopically.
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