Article Abstract

Using FloSeal® to control digestive bleeding in the distal large bowel

Authors: Francisco Javier Pérez Lara, Marta Conejo Porras, Jose Manuel Hernández González, Horacio Oliva Muñoz

Abstract

We present an alternative treatment to resolve lower gastrointestinal bleeding by the application of FloSeal, a haemostatic matrix. Fundamentally, the treatment consists of inserting the tube containing the Sengstaken-Blakemore probe impregnated with FloSeal into the rectum-sigma. This procedure is simple, easy to reproduce and can be very useful to control bleeding in the last section of the gastrointestinal tract.