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Angiographic diagnosis and intervention in iatrogenic gastrointestinal hemorrhage: report of five cases

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We present five patients with iatrogenic gastrointestinal hemorrhage. In all cases angiography was successful in localizing the site of bleeding. In four cases transcatheter etnbolization therapy with Gelfoarn particles or Gianturco coils was carried out. This was completely successful in three patients and partially successful in the fourth. Complications occurred in two patients.

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Fokkema, R.E., De Schepper, A.M.A. Angiographic diagnosis and intervention in iatrogenic gastrointestinal hemorrhage: report of five cases. Eur. Radiol. 2, 66–69 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00714185

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Key words

  • Angiography
  • Iatrogenic gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Embolization