Endovascular diathermic vessel occlusion

A. H. Cragg, C. A. Galliani, J. A. Rysavy, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, K. Amplatz

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The feasibility of endovascular diathermic vessel occlusion (EDVO) is demonstrated in canines. The technique was standardized by measuring current flow through a monopolar intravascular electrode. Between 150 and 350 mA were applied to a spider-shaped intravascular electrode producing venous occlusion without perivascular damage. With further refinements in instrumentation, EDVO holds promise as a quick, safe method of therapeutic vascular occlusion that may eventually be applied clinically for spermatic vein occlusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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