Causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, part I

The following illustrations are a summary of some of the causes of upper GI in adults. Ulcer related, erosive and variceal (portal hypertensive related and non portal HT related) are included:

Upper GI bleeding causes Click to enlarge and download.
Upper GI bleeding due to varices – Click to enlarge and download.

The second part will include vascular causes, such as Deulafoy lesion and GAVE (gastric antral vascular ectasia). See ya next time!

Augusto Saldaña M.D.

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