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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct;203(4):699-708. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.12480.

A case-based approach to common embolization agents used in vascular interventional radiology.

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1 All authors: Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this article is to familiarize the reader with the most commonly used embolic agents in interventional radiology and discuss an approach for selecting among the different embolic agents. This article reviews their properties and uses a case-based approach to explain how to select one.

CONCLUSION:

A wide variety of embolic agents are available. Familiarity with the available embolic agents and selection of the most appropriate embolic agent is critical in interventional radiology to achieve optimum therapeutic response and avoid undesired, potentially disastrous complications such as nontarget embolization.

KEYWORDS:

bleeding; embolic agents; interventional radiology; occlusion

PMID:
25247933
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.14.12480
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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