Aggressive angiographic diagnosis in acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage

G. Koval, K. G. Benner, Josef Rosch, B. E. Kozak

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To assess the value of recently developed aggressive pharmacologic angiographic techniques for the diagnosis of acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage, we reviewed our experience with 63 consecutive patients referred for angiography. Hemorrhage was severe as indicated by a mean blood transfusion requirement of 9.4 units. Extravasation of contrast (46%), or an obvious vascular abnormality suggestive of a bleeding site (32%), was identified in 78% of patients. Extravasation was seen more frequently in patients with ≥3 units of transfusion (66%) than in those with

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-253
Number of pages6
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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