5 minutes to save patients with gastrointestinal bleeding

Can Tho Central General Hospital over the weekend discussed many specialties to identify patients with severe gastrointestinal bleeding, type 2 diabetes and blood loss.

Ms. Oanh was resuscitated against active shock, oxygenated, transfused 4 units of red blood cells, using inhibitors. Endoscopic results show that the patient has atrophic inflammation of the gastric mucosa, dilated capillaries, aneurysm hemorrhage.

Doctors conducted an endoscopy to intervene, using plasma argon to spray at the location of many dilated capillaries that were bleeding, within 5 minutes of stopping the bleeding. After the procedure, the patient does not have extra bleeding, the hemorrhage is stable, the amount of hemoglobin increases.

The patient’s health has changed well, with stable survival and is expected to leave the hospital on November 4.

According to Dr. Pham Thanh Phong, Deputy Director of Can Tho Central General Hospital, there are currently many methods to treat stomach bleeding such as hemostatic injection, hemostatic electrocautery, hemostatic clamp …

In case of mass hemorrhage patients with bleeding capillaries, argon plasma hemostatic technique is the optimal method.

“This is a hemostatic technique that uses thermal energy from an argon inert gas conduction ionized into plasma, which causes less of an accident and is suitable for damage due to vascular malformations of the gastrointestinal tract,” said Dr. Phong. talk.