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Gastric ulcer bleeding from a variant left gastric artery accompanied by congenital absence of the splenic artery successfully treated with coil embolization: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22187712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Endoscopic hemostasis is a useful treatment modality for gastric ulcer bleeding. However, it is sometimes difficult to achieve hemostasis in cases with arterial bleeding, especially those complicated with vascular abnormalities. We describe a case with gastric ulcer bleeding from a variant left gastric artery accompanied by congenital absence of the splenic artery. A 50-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with dizziness and tarry stools. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed bleeding from a gastric ulcer, and endoscopic hemostasis by endoscopic clipping was carried out. Computed tomography and abdominal angiography revealed the variant left gastric artery running below the gastric ulcer. In spite of endoscopic hemostasis and medication, re-bleeding from the gastric ulcer occurred. A transcatheter coil embolization for the variant left gastric artery was performed and successfully achieved hemostasis. This case was accompanied by congenital absence of the splenic artery, which is an extremely rare condition. We herein describe this rare case and review previously reported cases.
Masashi Namikawa; Satoru Kakizaki; Satoshi Takakusaki; Shuichi Saito; Yutaka Yata; Masatomo Mori
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases : JGLD     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1842-1121     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gastrointestin Liver Dis     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101272825     Medline TA:  J Gastrointestin Liver Dis     Country:  Romania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Kiryu Kosei General Hospital, Kiryu; Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan; Email:
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