Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses, Third Edition

Mouen Khashab, MD; Toshunia Robinson, MD; Anthony Kalloo, MD

Chapter 8: EGD For Hemostasis in Patients With Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (continued)

Eduardo Gonzalez-Velez , MD

EGD may be performed to control upper GI bleeding. The most common causes of acute upper GI bleeding include gastric and duodenal ulcers, esophageal varices, gastritis, duodenitis, Mallory-Weiss tears, gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE), and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Figure 6-14. Double channel (therapeutic) endoscope. Figure 6-15. Electrosurgical unit with cautery probe.