embolotherapy

em·bo·lo·ther·a·py

(em'bō-lō-thār'ă-pē),
Occlusion of arteries by insertion of blood clots, Gelfoam, coils, balloons, etc., with an angiographic catheter; used for control of inoperable hemorrhage or preoperative management of highly vascular neoplasms.
[G. embolos, plug, + therapeia, medical treatment]

em·bo·lo·ther·a·py

(em'bō-lō-thār'ă-pē)
Occlusion of arteries by insertion of blood clots, coils, or balloons using an angiographic catheter; used to control inoperable hemorrhage or to provide preoperative management of highly vascular neoplasms.
[G. embolos, plug, + therapeia, medical treatment]

embolotherapy

(em?bo-lo-ther'a-pe) [ embolus + therapy]
The use of any type of embolic material (autologus thrombus, muscle fragment, or foreign body) for therapeutic occlusion of a blood vessel. This technique is used to control bleeding, close fistulae or arteriovenous malformations, devascularize organs, and reduce tumors or varicoceles. Generally a catheter is threaded through the vascular system to the origin of the vessel to be occluded, and an agent is injected under radiographic control.
Synonym: arterial embolization (2).
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The stent graft-treated acute distal axillary AVF with type II endoleak had no identifiable vessels amenable to transcatheter embolotherapy. Percutaneous duplex-directed intrasac thrombin injection with balloon occlusion of the adjacent axillary vein proved unsuccessful.
[sup][10] Recurrent bleeding despite apparently adequate embolotherapy remains a considerable problem, some reported with bleeding occurring in 9-42% of patients after embolization.
Embolotherapy for pelvic congestion syndrome: long-term results.
Platinum coil embolotherapy is also efficacious for occlusion of vessels, the same as that of stainless coil [20].
If there is failure to control active bleeding, if facilities and logistics allow and the patient is stable then interventional angiography may control the situation by embolotherapy with a variety of different agents.
Obstetric hemorrhage: prophylactic and emergency arterial catheterization and embolotherapy. Radiology.
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As with fibrin sealants, tissue adhesives are widely used for oral and general surgical interventions, such as root canal treatment and embolotherapy for complex cerebral and extracerebral vascular anomalies (11).
New catheter and guidewire designs have made superselective catheterization of the vessels technically feasible and embolotherapy safe without the risk of affecting collateral blood supply.
Angiographic findings and embolotherapy in renal arterial trauma.
Topics covered include Contrast-induced Nephropathy, Overview of Embolotherapy, Management of Sepsis, and Treatment Options for Superficial Venous Insufficiency.