Therapeutic embolization of the small-bowel arteries

J. C. Palmaz, J. F. Walter, K. J. Cho

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Two patients with small-bowel arteriovenous malformations and 4 patients with severe small-bowel hemorrhage were successfully treated with selective embolization of jejunal or ileal arteries. No infarction of the embolized area was observed. Severe small-bowel bleeding frequently occurs in debilitated patients with multisystem failure. In these circumstances, the use of embolization is justified because of the need for fast and effective hemostasis if a trial of vasoconstrictor infusion has been ineffective or is contraindicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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