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[Laser coagulation in acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage (author's transl)].

Abstract
The high mortality rate of up to 64% as a result of emergency for gastrointestinal hemorrhage indicates the need for a reliable method for endoscopic bleeding control. By developing a special flexible endoscopic laser transmission system it was possible to transmit high-power Nd-Yag laser radiation, which is especially effective in massive hemorrhages. In 1 1/2 years 186 (94%) of 198 bleeding incidents in 150 unselected patients could be controlled by endoscopic laser irradiation (varices: 60; Mallory-Weiss tears: 14; ulcers: 101; multiple erosions: 11).
AuthorsP Kiefhaber, G Nath, K Moritz, A Kreitmair
JournalLangenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie (Langenbecks Arch Chir) Vol. 345 Pg. 303-6 (Nov 1977) ISSN: 0023-8236 [Print] GERMANY, WEST
Vernacular TitleLaserkoagulation der akuten gastrointestinalen Blutung.
PMID304140 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Acute Disease
  • Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage (etiology, surgery)
  • Hemophilia A (complications)
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy
  • Lasers (methods)
  • Liver Cirrhosis (complications)

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