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Gastric infarction: a complication of selective vasopressin infusion.
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PMID:  313328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a case of massive gastric hemorrhage, initially controlled by selective arterial vasopressin infusion. Infusion was followed by extensive necrosis of the gastric wall which necessitated subtotal gastrectomy. Gastric necrosis following arterial infusion is rare and in this case appears to be due to migration of the infusion catheter into a peripheral branch of the left gastric artery in a patient whose gastric circulation had been compromised by prior surgery. The complications related to the use of arterial infusion for the control of gastric hemorrhage are discussed and the literature is reviewed.
M Alves; V Patel; E Douglas; E Deutsch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1979 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-25     Completed Date:  1979-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-13     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
Constriction, Pathologic
Gastric Mucosa / pathology
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / drug therapy
Infarction / etiology*
Infusions, Intra-Arterial / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Stomach / blood supply*,  pathology
Vasopressins / therapeutic use*
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