Gastric and hepatic infarction following embolization of the left gastric artery: Case report

Academic Article


  • The authors report an initially successful left gastric artery embolization performed because of massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding; the procedure was complicated by focal gastric and hepatic infarctions. These complications occurred in the absence of underlying factors known to predispose to ischemia. Low-grade gastric bleeding persisting after seemingly successful embolization of the left gastric artery may indicate ischemic gastritis and is an indication for endoscopy. In addition, the presence of a left hepatic artery completely replaced to the left gastric artery should alert one to the potential for hepatic necrosis.
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  • Radiology  Journal
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    Author List

  • Brown KT; Friedman WN; Marks RA; Saddekni S
  • Start Page

  • 731
  • End Page

  • 732
  • Volume

  • 172
  • Issue

  • 3