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Transcatheter embolization for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Authors
  • Frisoli, Joan K
  • Sze, Daniel Y
  • Kee, Stephen
Type
Published Article
Journal
Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2004
Volume
7
Issue
3
Pages
136–142
Identifiers
PMID: 16015558
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Over the past 20 years, the treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) that is refractory to endoscopic treatment has been revolutionized by transcatheter embolization. Embolization techniques have evolved with the use of microcatheters and new embolic materials. The majority of patients are successfully treated by minimally invasive techniques and can avoid having surgery.

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