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Massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to haemorrhoids

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 11 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2407
  1. Andrew Jackson, specialty registrar in transplant and general surgery1,
  2. Andrew Renwick, consultant colorectal surgeon1,
  3. Andrew Hunter, consultant radiologist2,
  4. Mark Vella, consultant colorectal surgeon1
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley PA2 9PN, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Royal Alexandra Hospital
  1. aj_jackson{at}

A 70 year old woman presented with profuse lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage that did not abate with massive transfusion and circulatory support. …

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