Small intestinal bleeding

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Small intestinal bleeding, defined as bleeding occurring between the ampulla of Vater and ileocecal valve, often poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in the care of pediatric patients. While the incidence of obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in children is unknown, it accounts for 5% of all GI bleeding in adult series. This chapter will review the diagnostic modalities most often used for evaluation, and will subsequently discuss etiologies of and therapy for small intestinal bleeding in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Gastroenterology
Subtitle of host publicationA Color Handbook
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781482217902
ISBN (Print)9781138428683
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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