A Study on Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Findings in Patients Admitted with Upper GI Bleed
Author(s): Sunil T George, A Sankar and G Jagan*
To find out the prevalence of nature of lesion on Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in patients admitted for UGI bleed. To find out the prevalence of nature of lesion in patients with minor, moderate, major bleed. general prevalence of acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage has been assessed to be 50-100 in line with 1,00,000 people according to year, with an annual hospitalization rate of approximately a 100 in keeping with 1, 00,000 health facility admission. The peptic ulcer disease was the most common lesion found on endoscopy with prevalence of 52%.Varices contributes second common lesion, next to peptic ulcer disease in UGI bleed with prevalence of 13%. Minor UGI bleed was the commonest presentation. Majority of lesions (64%) presented with minor UGI bleed 24% lesions presented as moderate UGI bleed.