acute lower GI haemorrhagemedical dictionary

<gastroenterology> Typical presentation: Sudden onset of brisk rectal bleeding without blood in gastric aspirate Diagnostic considerations: diverticulosis, angiodysplasia, ischaemic colitis, inflammatory bowel disease (rarely), polyps are usually present, carcinoma causing a chronic bleed, haemorrhoids.

American spelling: acute lower GI hemorrhage

(12 Dec 1998)