(2013 AV Award Honorable Mention)
Shou-Jiang Tang, MD; Sumanth R. Daram, MD, FACP; Ruonan Wu, MSE; Christopher Lahr, MD
Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is traditionally defined as bleeding originating from a lesion anatomically located distal to the ligament of Treitz. Clinically, it encompasses hematochezia from a small bowel or colon etiology, as well as anal "outlet" bleeding from an anorectal source. There is a paucity of literature focusing on anorectal bleeding. While a spectrum of anorectal causes for bleeding exist, patients and physicians often tend to believe that this area is restricted to the evaluation and management of hemorrhoids. This review will focus on the etiology, evaluation and management of anorectal bleeding.
[2013 - TRT 1:12:00]
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM