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Przegl Lek. 2013;70(5):308-12.

[Embolization procedures in acute haemorrhage from upper gastrointestinal tract].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Katedra Radiologii, Uniwersytet JagielloĊ„ski, Collegium Medicum.


Perioperative mortality in the pa tients with acute haemorrhage from upper gastrointestinal tract undergo ng unsuccessful routine endoscopic procedures is relatively high. The study evaluates the effective ness of upper gastrointestinal tract arterial vessels embolization as the alternative procedure to surgery. The analyses was conducted in 48 patients who underwent unsuccessful endoscopic procedures. All patients were subjected to diagnostic angiogra phy, which allowed to localize or con firm the haemorrhage site in 37 (77%) cases. Twenty eight (58%) out of 48 analyzed patients underwent embolizaion and hemorrhage was successfully controlled in 19 (68%) of these cases There were no complications in the analyzed group related to the perfor med intravascular procedures. Intravascular embolization of upper gastrointestinal tract is the alternative to surgical operations and effective method to be used in the treatment of acute haemorrhages from upper ga strointestinal tract in the patients who underwent unsuccessful endoscopic procedures.

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