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Endovascular treatment of nonvariceal acute arterial upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
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PMID:  21160665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Transcatheter arterial embolization as treatment of upper nonvariceal gastrointestinal bleeding is increasingly being used after failed primary endoscopic treatment. The results after embolization have become better and surgery still has a high mortality. Embolization is a safe and effective procedure, but its use is has been limited because of relatively high rates of rebleeding and high mortality, both of which are associated with gastrointestinal bleeding and non-gastrointestinal related mortality causes. Transcatheter arterial embolization is a valuable minimal invasive method in the treatment of early rebleeding and does not involve a high risk of treatment associated complications. A multidisciplinary approach is necessary in the treatment of these patients and should comprise gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, anaesthesiologists, and surgeons to achieve the best possible results.
Poul Erik Andersen; Stevo Duvnjak
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of radiology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1949-8470     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Radiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-16     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2014-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538184     Medline TA:  World J Radiol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-61     Citation Subset:  -    
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