Authors

GUIDO BASILE, GIUSEPPE EVOLA, MARTINA BRANCIFORTE, GIOVANNA BRANCATO, ANTONINO BUFFONE

Departments

Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania - Italy

Abstract

The Authors illustrate the diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines utilized in the upper gastrointestinal bleedings from esophageal varices, non variceal upper gastrointestinal bleedings and lower gastrointestinal bleedings in a Sicilian University Hospital. The implementation of the described protocols requires together with the involvement of a surgeon the work of a gastroenterologist and, often, of an anesthesiologist and an interventional radiologist.

Keywords

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding; lower gastrointestinal bleeding; endoscopy; embolization

DOI:

10.19193/0393-6384_2016_3_82