Endoscopy 1999; 31(6): 460-463
DOI: 10.1055/s-1999-124
Short Communication
Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart ·New York

Endoscopic Hemostasis in Acute Diverticular Bleeding

C. Prakash, H. Chokshi, D. T. Walden, G. Aliperti
  • Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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Publication Date:
31 December 1999 (online)


Endoscopic hemostasis is the standard care in acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding [1] [2], and can be extended to bleeding angiodysplasia in the lower intestinal tract [3]. With the emerging role of urgent colonoscopy in acute lower intestinal bleeding [4] [5] [6], it is conceivable that actively bleeding diverticula will be identified with increasing frequency. Case reports suggest a limited role for endoscopic hemostasis of bleeding diverticula [7] [8], though techniques of localization and therapy are not well characterized. We describe our experience with endoscopic management of bleeding diverticula and review the literature pertinent to this procedure.


C. Prakash, M.D. 

Division of Gastroenterology

Washington University School of Medicine

Campus Box 8124

660 S. Euclid Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110, USA

Phone: + 1-314-454-5107

Email: prakashc@medicine.wustl.edu