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Prophylactic angiographic embolisation after endoscopic control of bleeding to high-risk peptic ulcers: a randomised controlled trial. Gut 2019; 68: 796-803

Published: 20th March 2020

Authors: Lau JYW, Pittayanon R, Wong K-T, Pinjaroen N, Chiu PWY, Rerknimitr R et al.


After the bleeding had been stopped by endoscopy, 241 patients were randomly allocated to additional angiographic embolization. The rate of rebleeding within 30 days was similar: hazard ratio 1.14, 95 per cent c.i.0.53 to 2.46. Embolisation only reduced rebleeding in patients with ulcers >15mm in diameter.

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