Metoclopramide: An aid in the diagnosis of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage by technetium-99m labeled red blood cells

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of right colonic hemorrhage in a patient with an adynamic intestinal ileus was documented by Tc-99m red blood cells (RBC) with the aid of metoclopramide. Metoclopramide is a commonly used pharmaceutical that stimulates motility primarily in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Colonic transit of the extravasated labeled red blood cells was demonstrated only after intravenous administration of metoclopramide, aiding in localization of the bleeding site. Metoclopramide may be a useful adjuvant in localizing the site of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage with Tc-99m RBC in patients with adynamic ileus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wiener, MD; Blinder, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 917 - 919

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-9762

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00003072-198712000-00001

Citation Source

  • Scopus