ALEX W. ULIN, M.D.; IRVIN H. SOKOLIC, M.D.; C. THOMPSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Nothing can be more surgically urgent than massive hemorrhage. In hemorrhage of the gastrointestinal tract, unfortunately, the exact diagnosis and the easy surgical approach are too often missing. Consequently, the internist has assumed responsibility with the surgeon for managing these difficult emergencies. Despite the fact that it has been deëmphasized in the past, it has now come to be accepted that large bowel hemorrhage, sometimes of a severe nature, can and does arise from a colon with diverticulitis.1, 2, 7, 13, 14, 16 Diverticulitis of the colon as a cause of massive hemorrhage is a serious problem and is not
ULIN AW, SOKOLIC IH, THOMPSON C. MASSIVE HEMORRHAGE FROM DIVERTICULITIS OF THE COLON(MASSIVE HEMORRHAGE FROM DIVERTICULITIS OF THE COLON*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:1395–1406. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-6-1395
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