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Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 2004 Sep;7(3):136-42.

Transcatheter embolization for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

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Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.


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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