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Radiological intervention in upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
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PMID:  7772815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of angiography in acute upper GI tract bleeding is less a diagnostic than a therapeutic one because it provides a guide to selective embolization of either the left gastric artery, or the gastroduodenal artery and its two principal branches, the pancreaticoduodenal and the right gastroepiploic artery. Angiographic catheter techniques may also provide substantial diagnostic and therapeutic support for the management of acute lower GI bleeding from a variety of bleeding sources. The advantages are minimal invasion and relatively low risk. The intermittent nature of GI bleeding often interferes with the ability of angiography to demonstrate the source of bleeding. However, at times angiographic techniques provide the only reasonable means of localizing and controlling bleeding.
K H Barth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Baillière's clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0950-3528     ISO Abbreviation:  Baillieres Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-13     Completed Date:  1995-07-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704786     Medline TA:  Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20007, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnostic Imaging*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Radiology, Interventional*
Vasopressins / therapeutic use
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