Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2020; 33(01): 028-034
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695035
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Lower GI Bleeding: An Update on Incidences and Causes

Titilayo Adegboyega
1  Department of Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra University, Northwell Health System, New York
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David Rivadeneira
1  Department of Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra University, Northwell Health System, New York
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Publication Date:
11 November 2019 (online)

Abstract

Bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal tract represents a significant source of morbidity and mortality. The colon represents the vast majority of the location of bleeding with only a much smaller incidence occurring in the small intestine. The major causes of lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) are from diverticulosis, vascular malformations, and cancer. We discuss the incidence and causes of LGIB.