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Table 3 Indications for surgery in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (n = 19)

From: Management of overt upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a low resource setting: a real world report from Nigeria

Indication for surgery Frequency Percentage
Bleeding duodenal ulcers not responding to either medical or endoscopic treatment 5 26.3
Gastric malignancy 6 31.6
Gastrointestinal stroma tumour 8 42.1