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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 6 (1992), Issue 3, Pages 169-175

Localization and Treatment of Small and Large Bowel Bleeding

Richard H Hunt

Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Bleeding from the small or large bowel may present a diagnostic dilemma for the clinician, requiring careful consideration and multidisciplinary consultation before the problem is located. Careful selection of the appropriate investigations in the most logical order is important to minimize delay to diagnosis, inconvenience, discomfort and risk to the patient and costs to health care delivery.