Anorectal Bleeding (DV058)

Type: GI Bleeding


This CME activity consists of the ASGE video, Anorectal Bleeding, followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is traditionally defined as bleeding originating from a lesion anatomically located distal to the ligament of Treitz. Clinically, it encompasses hematochezia from a small bowel or colon etiology, as well as anal “outlet” bleeding from an anorectal source. There is a paucity of literature focusing on anorectal bleeding. While a spectrum of anorectal causes for bleeding exist, patients and physicians often tend to believe that this area is restricted to the evaluation and management of hemorrhoids. This review will focus on the etiology, evaluation and management of anorectal bleeding.

Target Audience:

Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists, gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Manage common anal fissures. 
  • Recognize and manage diversion colitis.
  • Manage radiation proctopathy.

Video Release Date:    May 1, 2013
Online CME Release Date:  September 1, 2013
Most Recent CME Review Date:  January 23, 2016
CME Expiration Date:  January 23, 2019

Expected Time of Activity Completion:  75 Minutes (1.25 CME Credit)

Price: Member: $85 / Non-Member: $125

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