Table 3

Cause of death in patients transferred for endoscopy

Age (years)Rockall scoreEndoscopic findingCause of death
906Large bleeding duodenal ulcer. Unable to stop bleeding at endoscopyToo frail for repeat endoscopy or surgery
864Mallory Weiss tearPatient well until discharge post-endoscopy. Re-admitted 1 week later with vomiting. Died from aspiration pneumonia
866Normal endoscopyPostmortem: bronchopneumonia and subdural haematoma