Hemostasis with APC 2
- Chronic and acute capillary bleeding
- Bleeding following removal of biopsy samples
- Diffuse bleeding across a large area
- Acute ulcer bleeding (Forest I b to II b)
Treatment of Radiation Proctitis
Radiation proctitis can take the form of teleangiectasias and hemorrhagic mucosal changes in the area of the rectum (see fig.). The use of APC to treat radiation proctitis is already established; it can lead to an improvement of symptoms and bleeding episodes after an average of two sessions carried out at an interval of three to four weeks.
Angiodysplasia located in the gastric antrum
Usually an application using a low energy output is sufficient to staunch the bleeding. The use of low energy outputs also helps to minimize the risk of perforation in thin-walled areas (e.g. the small intestine or the right colon), where angiodysplasias often occur.
Angiodysplasia located in the colon
Angiodysplasia located in the colon before (left) and after treatment with APC (right).
The therapeutic treatment of GAVE syndrome is shown in these figures - GAVE syndrome before (left) and after treatment (right).