Article Text


Solitary ileocolic arteriovenous malformation: spongostan and silk therapeutic embolisation.
  1. M. Alcalde,
  2. G. Jiménez,
  3. P. Díaz,
  4. M. García-Díaz,
  5. J. M. Pascasio,
  6. R. Moro,
  7. J. Zapata,
  8. A. López-Santamaría
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Infanta Cristina University Hospital of Badajox, Spain.


    A debilitated patient with liver cirrhosis and poor haemostasis had a severe lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage. A superior mesenteric arteriogram revealed an early persistent and promiment draining vein in the ileocolic artery. Two fragments of Spongostan and silk were used to embolise the bleeding artery and the haemorhage ceased immediately. No infarction of the embolised area was observed and the bleeding was controlled.

    Statistics from

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.