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Depends on tissue: Embolization refers to placing a device in an artery supplying tissue downstream so as to induce blood clots closing off blood flow. Thus response is powerfully a function of what artery is embolized & whether collateral blood supply is present via other artery pathways so as to reduce the impact of blood supply loss on cell/tissue ischemia (insufficient blood supply for some/all cells to live). ...Read more
Had a sub arachnoid hemorrhage in Dec 2010 with a coil embolization in 2014 I had begun to periodically pass out last time was for nearly 3 hours?
I just had a "successful" coil embolization of the left gonadal vein to treat a grade three left varicocele. 5 days after surgery, no change in size?
Wait: For 2 weeks and still if there is no change see your doctor ...Read more
What are common after effects for a brain aneurysm operation using the coil embolization procedure?
Rare side effects: You can have problems in three different areas after an embolization procedure: 1. The groin site where you gained access. 2. The arteries all the way up to the head. 3. The brain in the form of a stroke or a bleed. That being said, the rate of complication from a coiling of an aneurysm is extremely low in experienced hands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When a varicocele vein is embolized, can the same vein below the embolization coil continue to try to pass blood back to the heart? Can this cause the vein to remain engorged and for how long?
I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later? I'm 44 and concerned
Isolated celiac: artery aneurysm is a rare condition. You should be happy that embolization was successful. I don't think you will suffer any remote complications from the procedure itself. Major concern would be development of any other aneurysms in other parts of your body, such as brain or any genetic defect. It seems unlikely that this celiac artery aneurysm was caused by atherosclerosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's nothing wrong..: To assure succesfully blocking the proximal part of dilated spermatic veins, interventional radiologist will use the number of coils and the amount of sclerozing material, whatever deem necessary to them, to accomplish the job - blocking the offending vein. That is nothing wrong as you described. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?
Varicocele: In general no, it is not feasible to remove the coil from a small vessel such as the spermatic vein. I think the larger question is, why would you want to have it removed? ...Read more