Which embolic material is best suited for which embolization procedure?

P. Probst, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, A. S. Gomes, K. Amplatz

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Various embolization cases are described, and these require certain embolization materials. In our experience Gelfoam particles are very well suited for gastrointestinal tract lesions. Ivalon shavings gave excellent results in congenital arteriovenous malformations with permanent occlusions. Bristle brushes are a new device for larger artery occlusion. Stainless steel coils in combination with silk tufts provide thrombosis of large AV fistulas or of aneurysms particularly of the splenic artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-454
Number of pages8
JournalFortschritte auf den Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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