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Angio embolization staunches GI hemorrhage when surgery fails

May 23, 2008 Angio embolization staunches GI hemorrhage when surgery fails Shalmali Pal -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Angiographic embolization is deployed routinely for colonic hemorrhage and hemobilia, but it has received limited attention for treating upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding. An international group of surgeons and radiologists evaluated the safety and efficacy of angiographic embolization for GI hemorrhage and found that it can be used in a select group of patients. Dr. George Poultsides and colleagues retrospectively reviewed 70 procedures performed in 57 patients from 1996 to 2006. Poultsides is from the surgery department at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Hartford Hospital. His coauthors are from UConn's radiology department and the University of Athens in Greece. They published their results in the Archives of Surgery (2008;143:5:457-461).

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