Percutaneous transcatheter arterial embolization of bone and soft tissue tumors

Skeletal Radiol. 1990;19(8):555-60. doi: 10.1007/BF00241276.


Arterial embolization was performed in 36 patients with tumors of bone and soft tissue. Embolization was the only treatment in seven patients with benign lesions. Fourteen patients underwent embolization before surgery to obtain hemostasis and/or reduce tumor size. Fifteen patients with inoperable primary bone tumors or skeletal metastases underwent palliative embolization. The best results were obtained in aneurysmal bone cysts.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bone Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Cysts / therapy*
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Female
  • Hemostasis, Surgical / methods
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Palliative Care / methods*
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Radiography
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / therapy*


  • Polyvinyl Alcohol