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Severe Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage: Haemangiomata Demonstrated by Selective Visceral Arteriography

Br Med J 1968; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5633.732-a (Published 21 December 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:732
  1. E. C. Ashby,
  2. T. J. Mott,
  3. F. Starer

    Abstract

    Selective visceral arteriography was found to be invaluable in the management of two cases of severe gastrointestinal haemorrhage associated with cavernous haemangiomata (a large gastric haemangioma and a small jejunal haemangioma). It is suggested that arteriography may be indicated in cases where a previous laparotomy has not shown the cause of bleeding, when the patient's general condition precludes a prolonged operation, and when superficial haemangiomata are found.