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embolization

 [em″bo-lĭ-za´shun]
1. the process or condition of becoming an embolus.
2. therapeutic introduction of a substance into a vessel in order to occlude it.

em·bo·li·za·tion

(em'bol-i-zā'shŭn),
1. The formation and release of an embolus into the circulation.
2. Therapeutic introduction of various substances into the circulation to occlude vessels, either to arrest or prevent hemorrhaging, to devitalize a structure, tumor, or organ by occluding its blood supply, or to reduce blood flow to an arteriovenous malformation.

embolization

/em·bo·li·za·tion/ (em″bŏ-lĭ-za´shun)
1. the process or condition of becoming an embolus.
2. therapeutic introduction of a substance into a vessel in order to occlude it.

embolization

Therapeutics The blocking of an artery by a clot or foreign material, to prevent blood flow to a tumor

em·bo·li·za·tion

(em'bŏ-līzā'shŭn)
1. The formation and release of an embolus into the circulation.
2. Therapeutic introduction of various substances into the circulation to occlude vessels, either to arrest or prevent hemorrhaging or to devitalize a structure or organ by occluding its blood supply.
Synonym(s): embolisation.

Embolization

A technique to stop or prevent hemorrhage by introducing a foreign mass, such as an air-filled membrane (balloon), into a blood vessel to block the flow of blood.

embolization

therapeutic introduction of embolizing or sclerosing agent into leg veins, as a treatment for varicose veins

embolization

1. the process or condition of becoming an embolus.
2. therapeutic introduction of a substance into a vessel in order to occlude it.

Patient discussion about embolization

Q. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions regarding aerobic exercise post DVT and/or PE?

A. drink a lot of water and be aware. if you take your meds i think there shouldn't be a problem, but i strongly recommend asking your physician about it. he knows you and the problem and can give you a much much better answer.

Q. What is the differential diagnosis of chest pain in a 35 year old woman? I am a 35 years old woman. I suffer from chest pain for about 24 hours. I just came back from a trip to Europe, and i feel really bad. I smoke and I take anti contraceptive and i know that I am at a risk for pulmonary embolism or costochondritis. Cat it be something else?

A. The differential diagnosis of chest pain is very wide.
It can start in costochondritis if u carried a lot of luggage or might be pulmonary embolism if you didn't move from the chair all the flight. But it can also be a sign for an acute coronary syndrome (even at the age of 35) or a pericarditis. To be sure you need to consult with your GP.

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During this visit, her CTA revealed a new finding of right ventricular hypertrophy with increasing numbers of subcentimeter AVMs scattered bilaterally throughout the lungs that were again too small to embolize.
Bu asamada; polivinil alkol (PVA) He embolizasyonun pulmoner arter santi nedeniyle riskli oldugu dusunuldu ve bu nedenle yaklasik 3-4cc n-butyl siyanoakrilat (nBCA) %18'lik dilusyonda (nBCA/nBCA+Lipiodol) kullanilarak sol bronsiyal arter ve major dallari tumuyle embolize edildi.
He had undergone several procedures to embolize the abnormality, and this was stable, but he had disabling seizures every day, lasting from 30 to 60 minutes.
If a uterus is 14 to 16 weeks in size versus 25 to 30 weeks in size, is there a difference in the amount of materials being used to embolize the uterine arteries?
While these do not have enough mass to go flying through the tissue and tear secondary wounds of their own, pieces are small enough they can get into blood vessels, migrate, and eventually embolize.
The AMPLATZER Vascular Plug II expands the AGA family of occlusion devices designed to embolize, or close blood vessel and blood vessel malformations in the peripheral vasculature.
1,13) Alternatively, hemorrhage into a plaque may loosen cholesterol crystals which may subsequently embolize.
Total-body DR has potential benefit in triaging patients with blast injuries or multiple ballistic traumas in that shrapnel and bullets can embolize and be outside the field of view of individual conventional computed radiography or DR images.
4% of all renal cell carcinomas and <5% of those involving the IVC embolize during surgery (4).
PVA Plus -- is used to embolize smaller blood vessels * MaxiStat -- is used to embolize medium blood vessels * MicroStat -- is used to embolize tumors
Glomus jugulare tumors are known to track along vessels, may have finger-like extension into the jugular vein, and may embolize upon resection.
This tendency for large diameter elements to cavitate and embolize more readily than small diameter ones has also been noted by other experimenters (Tyree & Dixon, 1986; Dixon et al.