Arterial Interventions: Gastrointestinal

  • John M. Racadio


In children, arterial interventions involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver are performed primarily for diagnosis and therapy for GI bleeding, liver trauma, and complications of liver transplantation. GI bleeding in infants and children is a fairly common problem in the practice of general pediatrics and accounts for about 10–15 % of referrals to pediatric gastroenterologists. Intervention for liver trauma and complications of liver transplant are limited to Level I trauma centers and transplant centers, respectively. Therefore, this chapter will focus on GI bleeding.


Superior Mesenteric Artery Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Inferior Mesenteric Artery Transcatheter Embolization Liver Trauma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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