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Angiography in gastrointestinal bleeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6123759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
160 selective visceral angiograms were performed in 145 patients with gastrointestinal bleeding. In 52 studies done as emergency procedures (group A) 87% were positive, and in 108 elective procedures (group B) 74% were positive. The commonest lesion demonstrated in group B was angiodysplasia (43 patients) and most of these cases had previously undergone various investigations which had proved to be negative. Angiodysplasia is clearly an important cause of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding that may go unrecognised for many years. In addition to its diagnostic value angiography also proved extremely successful as a therapeutic measure in appropriate cases. Embolisation was performed in 36% of group A patients with positive angiograms, and in 10% of corresponding group B patients.
D J Allison; A P Hemingway; D A Cunningham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1982 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-14     Completed Date:  1982-08-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Digestive System / blood supply
Embolization, Therapeutic
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  radiography*,  therapy
Intestinal Diseases / radiography
Intestine, Small / blood supply
Intestines / blood supply
Middle Aged

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