Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2009; 22(3): 181-185
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1236163
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Management of Diverticular Hemorrhage

John B. Adams1 , David A. Margolin1
  • 1Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Publication Date:
10 August 2009 (online)


Diverticular hemorrhage is the most common cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding in Westernized cultures. Fortunately, the majority of diverticular bleeds will spontaneously resolve; however, 20% of patients will require therapeutic interventions to obtain hemostasis. The diagnostic and therapeutic options for the management of diverticular hemorrhage are discussed.


John B Adams, M.D. 

Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation

1514 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121