Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is the most common emergency condition in gastroenterology. Although peptic ulcer and esophagogastric varices are the predominant causes, other conditions account for up to 50% of UGIBs. These conditions, among others, include angiodysplasia, Dieulafoy and Mallory-Weiss lesions, gastric antral vascular ectasia, and Cameron lesions. Upper GI cancer as well as lesions of the biliary tract and pancreas may also result in severe UGIB. This article provides an overview of the endoscopic management of these lesions, including the role of novel therapeutic modalities such as hemostatic powder and over-the-scope-clips.

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Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Tjwa, E., Holster, I., & Kuipers, E. (2014). Endoscopic management of nonvariceal, nonulcer upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America (Vol. 43, pp. 707–719). doi:10.1016/j.gtc.2014.08.004