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Transcatheter Embolization of LGIB -- Should It Be the Number 1 Option?


Background: Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is defined as GI bleeding that occurs distal to the ligament of Treitz. It presents most commonly with hematochezia. LGIB can be life-threatening requiring blood transfusions. Treatment includes colonoscopy as well as transcatheter embolization. Objective: To investigate the safety and efficacy of transcatheter embolization for LGIB. Design/Methods: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing arterial embolization for LGIB at more...
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