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Transcatheter embolization of angiodysplasia of the rectum. Report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3878664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 51-year-old man with repeated and massive rectal bleeding was found to have a large angiodysplasia of the rectum. A superselective embolization of the distal part of the superior rectal artery with Ivalon controlled the rectal bleeding for 4 months. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding recurred and a recurrent lesion was re-embolized with Ivalon with excellent control of bleeding in a follow-up of 8 months. Embolization is an alternative to surgery for the treatment of rectal angiodysplasia and hopefully may result in a long-term cure.
J Tisnado; S R Cho; M C Beachley; D A Margolius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica: diagnosis     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0567-8056     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh)     Publication Date:    1985 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-06     Completed Date:  1986-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370367     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh)     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  677-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Malformations / complications,  radiography,  therapy*
Chronic Disease
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Mesenteric Arteries / radiography
Mesenteric Veins / radiography
Middle Aged
Polyvinyls / therapeutic use
Rectal Diseases / etiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Rectum / abnormalities,  blood supply*,  radiography
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyvinyls; 0/ivalon sponge

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