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NBCA Glue Can Be Used for Upper and Lower GI Hemorrhage


Background: Transarterial chemoembolization is frequently used to treat gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, and Gelfoam or coils are usually used. N-butyl-cyanoacrylate (NBCA), aka glue, is a permanent embolic material that has been in use since 2000. There are previous reports documenting its use in treating GI hemorrhage. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of TACE with glue for massive GI bleeding in the upper and lower GI tract as well as histopathologic examination in surgically r more...
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