ANGELO DAGRADI, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DONALD SANDERS, M.D.; STEPHEN J. STEMPIEN, M.D.
The occurrence of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in patients suffering from hepatic cirrhosis represents a serious complication of this disease. Prognosis in this situation is usually dependent upon the extent of the antecedent liver disease and upon the severity of the additional acute hepatocellular injury produced by the bleeding episode. The latter factor is in turn dependent upon the efficacy of the measures taken to control the bleeding and counteract shock, and upon the etiology of the source of the bleeding. In this report we wish to stress the importance of accurately determining the nature of the bleeding lesion in
DAGRADI A, SANDERS D, STEMPIEN SJ. THE SOURCES OF UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING IN LIVER CIRRHOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:852–855. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-4-852
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(4):852-855.
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