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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?
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
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
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
I have varicocele embolization (left side) 2 days ago. The doctor used the fluid foam thing and coils....had gentle sex no pelvic contact..could I have damaged the proceure. had sex 70 hrs after embo.
37204: 37204 for procedure and 75894 for radiologic supervision and interpretation. ...Read more
Clots moving: Clots, or other plaque, devices, fragments may move in arteries or veins and end up in peripheral capillaries or lungs(pulmonary embolism). There is also therapeutic embolization in which we attempt to occlude an abnormality -like avm, aneurysms etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Directed ischemia: There are a variety of techniques used to embolize a lesion. A catheter is used to select as precisely as possible the blood supply to the target. Once in place any number of materials are injected via the catheter with the goal to block as completely as possible the blood supply to the target and cause the target to infarct by loss of blood supply. This can be done under local or general anesthes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocking flow: Varicoceles are caused when the valves that prevent backflow in the spermatic vein fail, causing the veins of the scrotum to dilate because of high pressures. Embolization destroys the spermatic vein (which cannot be repaired), allowing collateral veins with functioning valves to take over the flow and normalize the pressures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varicocele embo: Varicocele embolization is the plugging of the gonadal vein or veins causing the varicocele. Through a tiny incision, a catheter is directed into the gonadal vein, and using coils and/ or particles, the vein(s) are plugged, redirecting blood flow to other healthy pathways. http://www.sirweb.org/patients/varicoceles/. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not likely !: Embolization of pelvic vessels work best for uterine hemorrhages and to shrink uterine fibroids by blocking its blood flow . Pelvic pain with endometriosis is best treated by surgical resection of the disease. With advances in robotic assisted laparoscopy, it can often be removed without the need of a hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a vericocele embolization supposed to remove the vericocele completly? Cause its its been three months and i've seen little change
No: It causes the vein to clot but it doesn't actually remove it. It removes flow from within it. ...Read more
Just over two months ago i had an embolization procedure for my vericocele and i've seen no changes. Do i need to wait more? If so how much longer?
See physician: There is 90% success rate with radiologic guided embolization, the same results as those achieved with more invasive surgical techniques.In approximately five to 10 percent of patients the varicoceles return. This rate of varicocele recurrence is similar to the rate reported for more invasive surgical procedures.The recovery period following varicocele embolization is typically 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more
A way to block...: Varicocele embolization is an innovative means to treat voricocele at need with injecting embolizing coil + sclerosing agent to induce proximal level at spermatic vein entering left renal vein performed by interventional radiologists, so to cause blocking spermatic vein and in time, collapsing varicocele, with a claim of improving semen quality and pregnancy rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here it is ...: Varicocele embolization is done exactly like performing venogram of inferior vena cava to reach the opening where testicular vein drains into left renal vein or inferior vena cava on the right one, & interventional radiologist deploys coil + occluding substance so to eliminate gravitation pressure down to varicocle. The available studies claimed its outcome as favorable as micro-varicocelectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer