Enteroclysis in the evaluation of suspected small intestinal bleeding

Douglas K. Rex, John C. Lappas, Dean D.T. Maglinte, Michael C. Malczewski, Kenyon A. Kopecky, Edward M. Cockerill

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One hundred twenty-five consecutive enteroclysis studies performed for the indication of gastrointestinal bleeding were reviewed. The overall yield of positive studies was low (10%) but important lesions were found. Patients with unequivocally normal evaluations of the upper gastrointestinal tract and colon had the highest yield of positive enteroclysis studies (20%). Neither the specific type of bleeding, the presence or absence of abdominal symptoms or physical examination findings, nor the results of laboratory tests were associated with a positive or negative enteroclysis study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-60
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Rex, D. K., Lappas, J. C., Maglinte, D. D. T., Malczewski, M. C., Kopecky, K. A., & Cockerill, E. M. (1989). Enteroclysis in the evaluation of suspected small intestinal bleeding. Gastroenterology, 97(1), 58-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/0016-5085(89)91415-7