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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, 5(11), 282-284
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-11-5
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Splenic Artery Embolization (SAE), in a Patient with Consumptive Coagulopathy due to Massive Colonic Bleeding, and Massive Blood Transfusion, as a Bridging Therapy before Colonic Surgery

Sara Abel Jalil1, Jaber Tawil1, Laui Shaheen1, Tawfeeq Abu Eisheh1, Samir Issa Hasan1 and Yasser Abu Safieh1,

1Specialized Arab Hospital, Istishari Arab Hospital, Palestine

Pub. Date: December 28, 2017

Cite this paper:
Sara Abel Jalil, Jaber Tawil, Laui Shaheen, Tawfeeq Abu Eisheh, Samir Issa Hasan and Yasser Abu Safieh. Splenic Artery Embolization (SAE), in a Patient with Consumptive Coagulopathy due to Massive Colonic Bleeding, and Massive Blood Transfusion, as a Bridging Therapy before Colonic Surgery. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017; 5(11):282-284. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-11-5

Abstract

Assessment of patient’s health status and hematological parameters usually precedes any invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures; Angiography can be effective and safe as an alternative for major surgical procedures, or as a bridging management in such cases. We present a critically ill patient with colon cancer, with massive bleeding and consumptive thrombocytopenia that underwent splenic artery embolization as a bridging therapy before definite therapeutic surgery.

Keywords:
splenic artery embolization thrombocytopenia consumptive coagulopathy

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