Covey, Thomas H.; Baue, Arthur E.
January 1974
Angiology;Jan1974, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p54
Academic Journal
Selective celiac and superior mesenteric arteriograms with subsequent intra-arterial perfusion of vasopressin have been used in the diagnosis and control of massive acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage. There is a minimum of discomfort for the patient and the effect of treatment can be easily monitored by repeat arteriogram, through the in situ catheter. The technique is extremely valuable in the acute massive hemorrhage from esophageal varices, and may provide a means of therapy for patients with acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage considered too ill to undergo an operation. The technique has been used successfully in six of eight patients with acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage.


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