Percutaneous transcatheter embolization of gastrointestinal bleeding in a child with polyarteritis nodosa

BAŞ A. , SAMANCI C. , Numan F.

Polish Journal of Radiology, vol.79, no.1, pp.465-466, 2014 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/pjr.892038
  • Title of Journal : Polish Journal of Radiology
  • Page Numbers: pp.465-466


© Pol J Radiol, 2014.Background: Polyarteritis nodosa is a form of necrotizing vasculitis of small and medium-sized arteries. Major gastrointestinal complications are ulceration, perforation, hemorrhage, and obstruction. Case Report: We report on a clinical case of a 16-year-old female patient with massive hematemesis, who was uccessfully treated with embolization with a 1:2 dilution of N-butyl cyanoacrylate glue. Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest child reported on with massive GI bleeding secondary to PAN, treated with successful percutaneous transcatheter embolization under emergency conditions.