Gastric and splenic infarction: a complication of intraarterial vasopressin infusion

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 1989 Jul-Aug;12(4):207-9. doi: 10.1007/BF02577155.


Gastric and splenic infarction following intraarterial infusion of vasopressin in a patient's left gastric artery is reported. None of the previously described factors predisposing to infarction were present and the cause appears to have been hyperconstriction of vessels in response to vasopressin. Computed tomography (CT) scanning was used to confirm the extent of involvement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infarction / chemically induced*
  • Infusions, Intra-Arterial
  • Mesenteric Arteries
  • Peptic Ulcer Hemorrhage / drug therapy*
  • Splenic Infarction / chemically induced*
  • Stomach / blood supply*
  • Stomach Ulcer / complications*
  • Vasopressins / administration & dosage
  • Vasopressins / adverse effects*


  • Vasopressins