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Acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage in a middle-aged man


Peter Devitt

Head, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital


Acute gastrointestinal bleeding remains a common and important cause of admission to hospital, with half a million such admissions every year in the US. This condition is associated with a 10% mortality rate. This clinical vignette discusses the presentation and management of a typical case.

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