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Clinical experience with selective intra-arterial infusion of vasopressin in the control of gastrointestinal bleeding from arterial sources

Authors
Journal
The American Journal of Surgery
0002-9610
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
123
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0002-9610(72)90328-5
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Eight patients with massive arterial gastrointestinal hemorrhage whose source of bleeding was demonstrated by selective mesenteric arteriography underwent subselective intra-arterial infusion of vasopressin with complete control of their bleeding. Seven of these eight patients left the hospital without requiring surgery. The eighth patient underwent right colectomy while still in the hospital in order to correct vascular ectasia of the cecum. The technic of this procedure and some of its pitfalls have been described.

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