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Use of Local Hypothermia in Massive Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.

William J. Grace, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):324. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-324_2
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It is felt that local gastric hypothermia is capable of controlling almost all patients with massive hemorrhage from duodenal ulcer. It can control at least half of the patients with massive hemorrhage from gastric ulcer. In patients with esophageal varices the bleeding can be controlled, but in our small series the mortality rate from hepatic decompensation was very high. Most patients with "stress ulcer" can be controlled.

Local gastric hypothermia has been used in the treatment of massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

1. Seven out of 8 patients with bleeding duodenal ulcer were promptly controlled.

2. Five of 7 patients with bleeding


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