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Operations for Haemorrhage of Small Intestines


Hemorrhage or fast bleeding of small intestine occurs when an abnormality in the inner lining of the small intestine begins to bleed. Abnormal blood vessels called arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) mostly cause bleeding, other causes of haemorrhage include benign and malignant tumors, polyps, Crohn’s disease, and ulcers. A small amount of electric current is delivered through an endoscope for cauterizing the abnormality in cases of AVM’s. Treatment options include therapeutic endoscopic modalities, argon plasma coagulation, injection sclerotherapy, laser photocoagulation, haemoclip placement, band ligation. A Standard/deep/intraoperative enteroscopy or surgical approach is preferred in case of a lot of AVMs in a segment or to remove polyps or tumors.