Embolisation in small bowel haemorrhage

Clin Radiol. 1986 Jul;37(4):379-81. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(86)80289-6.


As embolism of small bowel arteries carries the risk of bowel infarction, the technique is usually reserved for situations where a vasopressin infusion has failed to control bleeding. We report three cases in which embolisation was used as the primary treatment to control small bowel haemorrhage without the complication of bowel infarction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Ileal Diseases / therapy*
  • Jejunal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Jejunal Diseases / therapy*
  • Male
  • Mesenteric Arteries / diagnostic imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography