February 1978

Methylene Blue InjectionAn Intraoperative Guide in Small Bowel Resection for Arteriovenous Malformation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(2):194-195. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370140084017

• Injection of methylene blue dye into the superior mesenteric artery of a patient with arteriovenous malformation of the small bowel was helpful in identifying the field of resection. Preoperative selective angiography is essential in identifying this rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.

(Arch Surg 113:194-195, 1978)