Published online Oct 15, 2009. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v1.i1.7
Revised: August 26, 2009
Accepted: September 2, 2009
Published online: October 15, 2009
Endoscopic clipping has been established as a safe and effective method for the treatment of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding in numerous randomized studies. Recently, clipping has been applied to various lesions in the lower gastrointestinal tract, including diverticular bleeding, postpolypectomy bleeding, and repair of perforations with successful outcomes. We review the safety and efficacy of this maneuver for the management of diseases in the lower gastrointestinal tract.