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


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.


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


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.


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.

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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The development of bronchial artery embolisation techniques has revolutionised the approach to these patients.
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As per a White House official statement, Melania underwent an embolisation procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.
Until recently getting your womb removed was the only solution to fibroids but now there is another way, a treatment called Uterine Fibroid Embolisation.
Initially, selective embolisation of the anterior right hepatic artery was performed using small coils (COOK UK) and small particles of grated gelatin sponge soaked in 0.5ml of 5% Ethanolamine.
+++++10 mm) is a relative contra-indication for thrombin injection because of a slightly higher risk of distal embolisation.
We aimed to assess whether the use of injection tract embolisation improves the efficacy and safety of sclerotherapy compared with the previously used direct injection method in the management of oesophageal varices where banding is not feasible.
Two patients had simultaneous transcatheter coil embolisation of adjacent arteries following stent grafting.
Bronchial artery embolisation can be equally safe and effective in the management of chronic recurrent haemoptysis.
Fibroids can also be shrunk by cutting off their blood supply by undergoing uterine artery embolisation.
The beads block the blood vessels cutting off blood supply to the tumour in a process called embolisation, optimising the chances to shrink and eradicate tumours.
Methods: Fifty transcatheter embolisation procedures (TCE) were performed in 46 patients between 1999 and 2008 at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.