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July 1973

Gastrointestinal Angiography

Arch Surg. 1973;107(1):114. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350190096034

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Angiography of the gastrointestinal tract is a relatively recent addition to the diagnostic methods of the radiologist. Within the past decade, increasing interest has been manifest in the study of vascular disease, neoplasms, and inflammatory lesions of the intestine. In particular, interest has focused on gastrointestinal bleeding in terms of detecting its site of origin and of controlling it pharmacologically. As angiography has spread from the teaching medical center into the community hospital, the utilization of these methods in the study of gastrointestinal disease has undergone a logarithmic increase. As a consequence, there is an enormous demand for up-to-date, authoritative information on the methods and their yield.

Reuter and Redman are eminently qualified to distill their experience in the area and to elaborate a useful overview of the subject. They have described technique in some detail in the first chapter, which will be welcomed by the resident in training or

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