Who requires this procedure ?

This procedure is indicated in patients who are bleeding from their bowel loops.

What is the underlying problem?

The underlying disease is abnormal leakage of blood into the bowel lumen which can be secondary to prior surgery, alcohol related injury , any instrumentation and sometimes secondary to trauma.

What are the consequences of postponing / worst complication if left untreated?

Slow leakage of blood results in heart failure and eventually death.

How is it diagnosed?

CT Angiogram

What are the steps of procedure?

The arterial feeders are identified on Angiogram can be blocked by drugs/coils/vascular plugs using thin wires and catheters.

Why endovascular approach?

Interventional radiology offers percutaneous embolization done through a 3mm hole under local anesthesia as a day care procedure.