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Embolization, Radioembolization, Chemoembolization

Catheter embolization clot procedures in St. Louis

Description

The movement of a blood clot, piece of tissue or pocket of air or gas from where it forms through the bloodstream until it lodges in place, cutting off the flow of blood with its oxygen and tissue nutrients. Catheter embolization is the deliberate introduction of foreign ("embolic") material such as gelatin sponge or metal coils to stop bleeding or cut off blood flowing to a tumor or arteriovenous malformation.

Imaging Areas

arms and legs, bone, brain, lungs, children, kidney, pelvis, liver, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovary, spine

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