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Title: Embolization of a Hemorrhoid Following 18 Hours of Life-Threatening Bleeding

Abstract

Hemorrhoids usually do not pose diagnostic difficulties and they rarely cause massive bleeding. We report a case of massive rectal bleeding over 18 h needing 22 U blood transfusion treated by superselective transcatheter coil embolization 12 h following operative treatment performed in a different hospital. Diagnostic angiography with a view to superselective embolization, following failure of sigmoidoscopy to localize and treat the cause of hemorrhage, might act as a life-saving treatment in massive rectal bleeding, obviating the need for repeated endoscopy or emergency surgery.

Authors:
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  1. Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Vascular Institute (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21090704
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-006-0179-4; Copyright (c) 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0174-1551
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; BLOOD; BLOOD VESSELS; HEMORRHAGE; RECTUM; SURGERY; TRANSFUSIONS

Citation Formats

Berczi, Viktor, E-mail: berczi@hotmail.com, Gopalan, Deepa, and Cleveland, Trevor J. Embolization of a Hemorrhoid Following 18 Hours of Life-Threatening Bleeding. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-006-0179-4.
Berczi, Viktor, E-mail: berczi@hotmail.com, Gopalan, Deepa, & Cleveland, Trevor J. Embolization of a Hemorrhoid Following 18 Hours of Life-Threatening Bleeding. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-006-0179-4.
Berczi, Viktor, E-mail: berczi@hotmail.com, Gopalan, Deepa, and Cleveland, Trevor J. Tue . "Embolization of a Hemorrhoid Following 18 Hours of Life-Threatening Bleeding". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-006-0179-4.
@article{osti_21090704,
title = {Embolization of a Hemorrhoid Following 18 Hours of Life-Threatening Bleeding},
author = {Berczi, Viktor, E-mail: berczi@hotmail.com and Gopalan, Deepa and Cleveland, Trevor J},
abstractNote = {Hemorrhoids usually do not pose diagnostic difficulties and they rarely cause massive bleeding. We report a case of massive rectal bleeding over 18 h needing 22 U blood transfusion treated by superselective transcatheter coil embolization 12 h following operative treatment performed in a different hospital. Diagnostic angiography with a view to superselective embolization, following failure of sigmoidoscopy to localize and treat the cause of hemorrhage, might act as a life-saving treatment in massive rectal bleeding, obviating the need for repeated endoscopy or emergency surgery.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-006-0179-4},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
issn = {0174-1551},
number = 1,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {1}
}