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Paracentesis

Paracentesis

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Ascites: Accumulation of abnormal amount of fluid in the abdominal cavity is defined as ascites.   The most common cause for ascites is cirrhosis of the liver. Other conditions such as heart failure, kidney failure, infection or cancer can also cause ascites. Symptoms: Swelling in the abdomen Weight gain Bloating Nausea/indigestion Shortness of breath, etc. […]

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Upper GI Bleed

Upper GI Bleed

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61 yo F w/sharp abdo pain after leaving a concert. OSH CT shows a large intraabdominal mass, sent to CCF for further eval. – Hx of many surgeries (cholecystectomy, lap band, appendectomy, lap band, roux-en-Y, aborted roux-en-Y revision) – Was on Eliquis until 2 days ago – Tachy and mildy hypotensive

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Provocative angiogram

Provocative angiogram

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A middle aged person, on anticoagulants for MVR presents with acute drop in Hb, Non invasive tests including endoscopy, colonoscopy along with NM study were negative. Negative angiograms x 2,  still continues to bleed requiring multiple transfusions. Decision was made to perform provocative angiogram before exploring surgical options,  

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Splenic artery Pseudoaneurysm embolization: Coils migration

Splenic artery Pseudoaneurysm embolization: Coils migration

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A middle aged person with acute pancreatitis developed PSA over the course. Referred to IR for embolization, which was successful. Over the course, it was noted unraveling of the coils and the patient was asymptomatic. A combined plan between the surgeons and IR, leading to removal of the coils and placement of plug across. No […]

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