July 6, 2012

Image: Coffee Ground Vomitus

This is a Ryles Tube free flow connected to the bag which shows dark coffee ground vomitus in a patient with history of haematemesis for three days. Haematemesis indicates upper GI bleed. It could be either red or coffee ground. Red haematemesis indicate fresh blood and it is more ominous. But Coffee Ground Vomitus did not means no worrisome problem  because large amount of this substance indicate a larger hemorrhage. The coffee ground appearance is due to the action of gastric acid and pepsin to the blood.

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