Catheter Embolization

Embolization is a treatment that blocks or reduces circulation in blood vessels (one or more vessels) that can adversely affect the body. The doctor will administer embolic agents through a catheter into the blood vessel or area close to the blood vessel that is to be blocked. There are many types of embolic agents and the doctor will determine which is most appropriate, depending on whether the blood vessel is to be blocked temporarily or permanently.

  1. To control or prevent abnormal bleeding.
  2. To close off vessels supplying blood to tumors.
  • Untargeted embolization to surrounding organs.
  • Infection.
  • Allergic reaction to contrast media.
  • Reaction to anesthesia.
  • Risk of damage by contrast media to the kidneys.
After you are discharged, it is recommended that you stay at a hotel close to the hospital for at least one day for convenience in traveling to the hospital if any complications arise after the procedure.

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