Partial splenic embolization as an emergency treatment for uncontrollable variceal bleeding: a case report.

Abstract

Partial splenic artery embolization was carried out in one patient with cirrhosis during acute variceal bleeding when other direct hemostatic procedures could not be applied. It clearly assisted in controlling the acute bleeding, and led to subsequent endoscopic sclerosis. Although its effect is indirect, partial splenic embolization may prove useful in… (More)

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