Mesenteric Embolization: Solid Organ, Pelvic Trauma, and GI Bleeding

Dolly Thakkar Doshi, Michael D. Dake

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Regardless of the various advances in the field of medicine in terms of newer drugs, latest endoscopic techniques, promising critical care management, as well as novel surgical interventions, gastrointestinal bleeding continues to remain a potential life-threatening event requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. Angioembolization can achieve hemostasis and salvage organs, thus reducing morbidity. Evolution, cultivation, and expansion of different embolization techniques have widened the spectrum of indications offering nonoperative, minimally invasive management in these patients. Several embolization agents like gelfoam pledgets, liquid embolics, coils, vascular plugs, or a combination of these can be chosen to tackle the root cause of mesenteric hemorrhage, traumatic solid organ injury, and pelvic bleeding. In this chapter, we discuss the imperative inventory used for delivery of different embolization materials and the innovative techniques for their optimal use. Most importantly, we highlight how to handle the intraprocedural challenges as well as the undesired consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplications in Endovascular Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPeri-Procedural Prevention and Treatment
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780323554480
ISBN (Print)9780323554497
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • coils
  • complications
  • embolization
  • GI Bleed
  • glue
  • interventional radiology
  • management of complications
  • pelvic trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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