Colonoscopy and endoscopic therapy for delayed post-polypectomy hemorrhage

Douglas K. Rex, Blair S. Lewis, Jerome D. Waye

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Nine consecutive patients in whom endoscopic management of delayed post- polypectomy hemorrhage was attempted are described. Each patient presented with active rectal bleeding 12 hours to 12 days after snare resection of a colon polyp. In each patient, repeat colonoscopy identified the bleeding site and various combinations of injection therapy, electrocautery, or thermal injury led to cessation of hemorrhage. No complications resulted from repeat colonoscopy and endoscopic therapy. Colonoscopy and endoscopic therapy is feasible, effective, and safe in selected patients with active delayed post- polypectomy hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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