Therapeutic embolization of the small-bowel arteries

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

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Abstract

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
JournalRadiology
Volume152
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Palmaz, J. C., Walter, J. F., & Cho, K. J. (1984). Therapeutic embolization of the small-bowel arteries. Radiology, 152(2), 377-382. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.152.2.6610888