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What kinds of after effect with coil embolization(incase, without rupture of blood vassel )?

What kinds of after effect with coil embolization(incase, without rupture of blood vassel )?

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

Embolization (Definition)

It means stopping flow in artery. Could be done as part of treatment or could ...Read more


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What are common after effects for a brain aneurysm operation using the coil embolization procedure?

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 more

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Having spermatic vein embolization coils removed due to nickel allergy. What are the risks?

Having spermatic vein embolization coils removed due to nickel allergy. What are the risks?

What exactly: do you mean ..the risks of removal are obviously re-currence of the varicocoele plus the risk of anesthesia. I know of no other "risks" Perhaps you should discuss this with the UROLGIST who placed the coils in the firstplace? ...Read more

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I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later? I'm 44 and concerned

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 more

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Is it possible to treat Varicocele with embolization, not using to coils?

Is it possible to treat Varicocele with embolization, not using to coils?

Yes: Studies show that varicocele can be treated by embolization or surgery. However, surgery has a failure rate of only about 5%, and failure of embolization can reach up to 19-20%. See: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3433543/ ...Read more

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Can it be normal in varicocele embolization to place 13 coils one on top the other?

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 more

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Is it possible to have a varicocele embolization undone (i.e. remove the coil)? If so, are there any risks?

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