Transcatheter embolization of the hypogastric arteries in cases of bladder hemorrhage from advanced pelvic cancers: Followup in 9 cases

G. Carmignani, E. Belgrano, P. Puppo

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Abstract

Bilateral transcatheter embolization of the hypogastric arteries is effective hemostatic treatment for patients with chronic life-threatening bladder hemorrhage from advanced pelvic cancers. We reviewed 9 cases in which this procedure had been done to investigate the immediate results, clinical effects, complications and late results. The minimum followup is 1 year except for 4 patients who were followed until death, which occurred in less than 1 year. Bleeding relapse occurred in only 2 cases and another embolization procedure was done in 1 case without major complications. A considerable decrease in the size of the tumor was noted in 1 patient after the bilateral hypogastric arterial embolization procedure. A rare complication, the Brown-Sequard's-like syndrome, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume124
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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