Table 97.12Agents Used for Embolization

AgentsParticle Size
Ivalon – polyvinyl alcohol foam150–500μm
Collagen – angiostat20–250μm
Gelfoam – gelatin sponge particles1–2μm
Spherex – degradable starch microspheres45μm

From: Chapter 97, Treatment of Liver Metastases

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