Bleeding Peptic ulcer

Q) In a patient with a bleeding peptic ulcer, endoscopy is done. Which of the following findings on endoscopy predicts the highest rate of re bleed?

a) Non bleeding vessel

b) Adherent clot

c) Flat pigmented spot

d) Clean base ulcer

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a) Non bleeding vessel IIA - Out of the choices given

Bleeding peptic ulcer is mostly from the posterior surface of the lesion and can be sometimes lethal

Forrest classification is used to grade the risk of re bleeding in peptic ulcers.

According to the stigmata of recent bleed, the chances of re bleed increase.

Forrest Classification

Ia - Active Spurting

Ib-  Active oozing

IIa Non bleeding vessel             50% chance of rebleed

IIB Adherent clot

IIC Flat Pigmented spot

III Clean based ulcer

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