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Contrast-enhanced multidetector-row CT angiography demonstrates high diagnostic performance in detecting the status, location, and etiology of severe acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding

    A recent retrospective analysis evaluated 68 patients with severe acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding who underwent contrast-enhanced multidetector-row CT angiography (MDCTA) as the first-line diagnostic modality or after a failed esophagogastroduodenoscopy. The study revealed high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of MDCTA in detecting the status, site and etiology of severe acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding, facilitating prompt and appropriate intervention.