The authors describe the importance of embolization of the splenic artery by means of Gianturco coils in splenomegalic portal hypertension. They propose their first experience of six cases and the good results on the basis of clinical parameters, of bleeding of esophageal varices, of hematological values. They also show the influence of this method on hemodynamic, metabolic, and respiratory parameters, altered in cirrhotic patients.
[Value of splenic embolization in patients with hypersplenism] / Simonetti, G; Tomiselli, A; Urigo, F; Rovasio, Ss; Meloni, Giovanni Battista; Canalis, Gc; Migaleddu, V; Manca, F; Pesce, B; Pigliucci, G. M.. - In: LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA. - ISSN 0033-8362. - (1985).