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Superselective embolisation in acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage: a single institution experience

Md Ralib @ Md Raghib, Ahmad Razali and Zakaria, Rozman and Mohamad, Zahiah and Muda, Ahmad Sobri (2009) Superselective embolisation in acute lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage: a single institution experience. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences , 16 (4). pp. 34-41. ISSN 1394-195X

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Abstract

Background: Superselective embolisation has been recognised as integral in the management of lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage. It has also reduced the need for emergency surgery. The objective of this case series was to describe the lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage cases seen in our centre, its diagnosis and the role of superselective embolisation in patient management. Methods: All patients who underwent superselective embolisation from January 2008 until April 2009 in our centre were analysed. Data were collected from the hospital electronic medical records. Results: Four patients (three males) with a mean age of 81 years were analysed. Multidetector computerised tomography and digital subtraction angiography were positive in all patients. Superselective embolisation with platinum microcoils was performed in all patients (n = 4). Technical success was achieved in all patients (100%). Conclusion: Superselective embolisation in the treatment of lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage is safe and effective with a very high technical success rate.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3691/1680
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gastrointestinal haemorrhage, therapeutic embolisation, spiral computerised tomography, medical sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 11:15
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2011 11:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1680

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