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embolization

(em″bŏ-lĭ-zā′shŏn)

Obstruction of a blood vessel by intentionally injected material or by physiologic migration of loosened intravascular plaque or thrombi.
1. Pathological migration of an embolus into an artery.
2. SEE: Embolotherapy. SEE: Embolotherapy. The injection of particles into the uterine artery to block its blood supply. Uterine artery embolization is used as an alternative to hysterectomy in the management of uterine fibroids and, occasionally, postpartum bleeding. Complications from the procedure include pelvic pain, cramping, fever, nausea, vomiting, or occasionally uterine injury that necessitates surgical removal of the uterus.
SEE: embolotherapy A treatment for varicocele in which a catheter is inserted into the femoral vein and advanced to the testicular vein, obstructing blood flow from the incompetent vessel. The radiologist may use one of several injected materials to block the responsible vein. The procedure is an alternative to surgical varicocele repair and is used principally to treat cases of male infertility.RSS FEED

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