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Correspondence and Brief Communications
July 1998

Preoperative Angiography for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Arch Surg. 1998;133(7):781. doi:

Cohn et al1 concluded that ongoing diverticular bleeding after 4-unit blood transfusion requires subtotal colectomy without localization by angiography. Their conclusion was based on record review, including 4 successful subtotal colectomies, and on review of the literature. By the same devices, we reached the same conclusion in 1972.2

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