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10-20-2013, 12:55 AM
Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding refers to hemorrhage in the upper gastrointestinal tract. The anatomic cut-off for upper GI bleeding is the ligament of Treitz, which connects the fourth portion of the duodenum to the diaphragm near the splenic flexure of the colon.
Upper GI bleeds are considered medical emergencies, and require admission to hospital for urgent diagnosis and management. Due to advances in medications and endoscopy, upper GI hemorrhage is now usually treated without surgery.

This Video Algorithm is going to discuss Upper GI Bleeding. Topics included:

- Mallory Weiss
- Boerhaave's Syndrome
- Esophageal Varices

We will be discussing the presentation of Upper GI bleeding, as well as the full management.
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