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The initial patient in the study represented the first use of left gastric artery embolization in the Western Hemisphere to treat morbid obesity.
In all, they compared 15 patients who had embolisation of the left gastric artery and 18 patients who had had an embolisation procedure elsewhere.
Gastric artery embolization has been used for decades for other purposes, including treating hemorrhage in the upper gastrointestinal tract and reducing the side effects of chemotherapy for advanced liver cancer.
Ruptured intracystic pseudoaneurysm of the left gastric artery, which complicated pancreatitis
Syed, MD, of Dayton Interventional Radiology, and in conjunction with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the outcomes of the Gastric Artery Embolization Trial for Lessening Appetite Nonsurgically (GET LEAN) study could pave the way to a minimally invasive treatment for obesity.
The study group included 14 patients who underwent embolization of the left gastric artery, which supplies blood to the part of the stomach where the hormone ghrelin is predominantly produced.