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Provocative Angiography

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Diagnosis and treatment of obscure GI bleeding is challenging as the name suggests. In patient where conventional evaluations including upper, lower, and capsule endoscopy are unable to locate or treat the bleeding, especially from the small bowel, provocative angiography can be a useful. Pharmacologically assisted arteriography in the appropriate patient can identify the bleeding site, usually the small or large intestine with a diagnostic success rate ranging from 28 to over 70 %. A multidisciplinary approach to provocative angiography provides an effective and safe tool for evaluating and managing these patients.

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Patel, M.B., Kim, C.Y., Miller, M.J. (2016). Provocative Angiography. In: Pryor, A., Pappas, T., Branch, M. (eds) Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40646-6_18

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