SELECTIVE EMBOLIZATION OF SUPERIOR RECTAL ARTERIES

  • Borja L. PRADA SERGAS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago – Cirurxía Xeral e do Aparello Dixestivo
  • Luis PRIETO SERGAS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago – Cirurxía Xeral e do Aparello Dixestivo
  • Jesús PAREDES SERGAS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago – Cirurxía Xeral e do Aparello Dixestivo
  • Estefanía FERNÁNDEZ SERGAS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago – Cirurxía Xeral e do Aparello Dixestivo
  • Manuel BUSTAMANTE SERGAS – Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago – Cirurxía Xeral e do Aparello Dixestivo

Abstract

We present the case of a 65-year-old man who initiated an episode of acute hemorrhoidal disease, rectal bleeding, anemia and hypovolemic shock, 24 hours after an elective cardiac ablation procedure. After clinical stabilization of the patient, a selective embolization of the superior rectal arteries is performed. The images obtained during the embolization procedure are shown here.


Through an arteriography of the inferior mesenteric artery (Fig. 1), the superior rectal arteries are identified (Fig. 2). After selective embolization with metallic coils, it is made a new contrast administration, visualizing the coils correctly placed and the absence of contrast passage to the distal branches of the superior rectal arteries (Fig. 3).


After the procedure, anticoagulation was restored within 24 hours, with no further bleeding episodes and with resolution of the hemorrhoidal disease after 3-month follow-up.


 

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Published
2023-06-23
How to Cite
PRADA, Borja L. et al. SELECTIVE EMBOLIZATION OF SUPERIOR RECTAL ARTERIES. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 55, p. 65-66, june 2023. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/879>. Date accessed: 21 may 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.34635/rpc.879.
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