Emergent embolotherapy of small intestine hemorrhage

  title={Emergent embolotherapy of small intestine hemorrhage},
  author={Masatoshi Okazaki and Shigeru Furui and Hideyuki Higashihara and Fumitaka Koganemaru and Shigeru Sato and Ritsuko Fujimitsu},
  journal={Gastrointestinal Radiology},
The efficacy of emergent embolotherapy was evaluated in six patients suffering hemorrhage from the small intestine. Hemorrhage was from the jejunum in four patients, from the ileum in one, and from Meckel's diverticulum in one. Superselective embolization of the arcade of the small intestine artery branch was performed in all patients with a coaxial catheter. Embolic materials used were Gelfoam particles alone or Gelfoam particles plus coils in earlier cases and microcoils in recent cases… CONTINUE READING


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