Catheter and material selection for transarterial embolization: technical considerations. II. Materials

Radiology. 1979 Sep;132(3):631-9. doi: 10.1148/132.3.631.

Abstract

In this second part of the report, the authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of several embolization agents. These include Gelfoam, silicone spheres, polyvinyl alcohol foam (PVA), isobutyl-2-cyanoacrylate (IBCA), silicone fluid mixtures, and tantalum powder. The techniques employed and conditions under which these materials should be used are discussed.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Angiography
  • Animals
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy
  • Bucrylate
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / blood supply
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnostic imaging
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / therapy
  • Catheterization / instrumentation
  • Child, Preschool
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Facial Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Facial Neoplasms / therapy
  • Female
  • Gelatin Sponge, Absorbable
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningioma / blood supply
  • Meningioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningioma / therapy
  • Microspheres
  • Middle Aged
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • Silicones
  • Tantalum

Substances

  • Silicones
  • Bucrylate
  • Tantalum
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol