Endoscopic hemostasis is one of the most common applications of interventional endoscopy procedures. That occurs due to the bleeding frequency, the vital digestive and the immediate risk that these entail.
Endoscopic hemostasis requires techniques used in combination to stop gastrointestinal bleeding. Correctly identifying the source of bleeding is any vital step as approximately 2% of lesions are not placed at the first endoscopy.
Once the source of bleeding is identified, the next step is the application technique and hemostasis accompanying the initiation of the pharmacological treatment. “Second-look” endoscopy, defined as endoscopic revaluation 24-48 hours after successful hemostasis, is a controversial practice.