Semin intervent Radiol 2009; 26(3): 184-196
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1225661
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Arterial Interventions in Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Mathew P. Cherian1 , Pankaj Mehta1 , Tejas M. Kalyanpur1 , Sandeep S. Hedgire1 , Kaustubh S. Narsinghpura1
  • 1Department of Radiology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, India
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Publication Date:
12 August 2009 (online)


The diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are complicated. A multitude of pathologic processes results in GI bleeding, and often, the bleeding is intermittent in nature. Of the available diagnostic tools, angiography has been the gold standard. Management of patients requires a multidisciplinary approach involving gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, and surgeons. Therapeutic arterial interventions include pharmacologic control with the use of intraarterial vasopressin, embolization with temporary and permanent embolizing materials, and catheter-induced vasospasm.


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Mathew P CherianM.D. P.D.C.C. 

Department of Radiology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital

Avinashi Road, Coimbatore 641014, India