Embolization of a hemorrhoid following 18 hours of life-threatening bleeding

Viktor Berczi, Deepa Gopalan, Trevor J. Cleveland

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Hemorrhoids usually do not pose diagnostic difficulties and they rarely cause massive bleeding. We report a case of massive rectal bleeding over 18 h needing 22 U blood transfusion treated by superselective transcatheter coil embolization 12 h following operative treatment performed in a different hospital. Diagnostic angiography with a view to superselective embolization, following failure of sigmoidoscopy to localize and treat the cause of hemorrhage, might act as a life-saving treatment in massive rectal bleeding, obviating the need for repeated endoscopy or emergency surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • Embolisation
  • Hemorrhoid
  • Microcoils
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Superselective angiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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