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Table 4 Comparison of lesion characteristics between type 1a and 1b angioectasias

From: Major predictors and management of small-bowel angioectasia

Lesion characteristics Angioectasia P-value
Type 1a (n = 35) Type 1b (n = 29)
Number
 Single 20 18 n.s
 Multiple 15 11
Localization of the small-bowel
 Upper 12 13 n.s
 Middle 12 10
 Lower 11 6
First treatment
 Follow up 11 0  
 PDI 24 17  
 PDI + APC or clipping 0 12  
Re-bleeding after treatment, n (%) 2 (6 %) 5 (17 %) n.s
Present lesion 0 4  
 New other lesion 2 1  
 Days to re-bleeding 23 123  
Follow-up period, mean ± SD [months] 54 ± 30 53 ± 25 n.s
  1. Abbreviations: PDI polidocanol injection, APC argon plasma coagulation