Interventional angiography in the diagnosis and management of small intestinal bleeding
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Acta gastro-enterologica belgica. - Bruxelles, 1946 - 1995
, p. 176-180
University of Antwerp
We present the indications and usefulness of visceral angiography for diagnostic and therapy in patients with gastrointestinal haemorrhage. This is based on the results of a retrospective study of 265 angiographies for gastrointestinal bleeding. In fifty one cases an extravasation was seen and in one hundred and four patients a possible etiology for the gastrointestinal hemorrhage was suspected from indirect signs. In 19 cases, an embolization was performed with good result in 16 (84 %).