Vascular malformation treatments (Blood vessels)

Vascular malformations treatments in St. Louis


Any radiological/interventional treatment related to abnormalities of veins. Interventional radiologists utilize non-surgical methods to close down the blood flow into the malformation using image guided procedures. Tiny tubing, no larger than a pencil point, is inserted into the feeding artery to the malformation. This can be done without incisions or stitches, and with only mild sedation. Medical glue or alcohol or small beads are then floated into the malformation until it is full and no longer has blood flowing through it. Coils may also be used to block flow through the feeding artery to the malformation.

Imaging Areas

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

Typical Preparations

Offices of Service & Attending Physicians

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