embolization


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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

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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Uterine artery embolization (UAE) has become a first-line treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids alongside the conventional surgical treatment of hysterectomy and myomectomy.
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Left gastric-artery embolization has been performed since the early 1970's for the treatment of life-threatening gastric hemorrhage.
He underwent selective embolization of bilateral internal iliac arteries, right inferior epigastric artery, and the left L4 lumbar artery.
In this study, our main aim was to research risk factors for post-PCNL hemorrhages that require embolization.
Prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) has been recently proposed as a safe and effective treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Guimaraes, Lencioni, Siskin, and their international expert contributors cite the tremendous evolution of embolization procedures over the last two decades--while previously limited to patients with hemorrhagic conditions, embolotherapy now extends to hepatic malignancies, vascular malformations, uterine fibroids, and neurovascular conditions, among others.
Reverse Medical currently is marketing its vascular embolization plugs, MVP Micro Vascular Plug System and UNO Neurovascular Embolization System.
During the embolization procedure, a small catheter is placed into the arteries feeding the fibroid.
Uterine artery embolization was done and subsequently her bleeding was controlled.
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The decision was then made to treat the patient with embolization of the lesion followed by surgical resection the next day.