Embolotherapy in vascular disease

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1984 Jan;142(1):27-30. doi: 10.2214/ajr.142.1.27.


Embolotherapy for nonneoplastic vascular diseases including hemorrhage and congenital vascular malformations is reviewed. Application of short, intermediate, and long-acting embolic materials to these conditions is presented along with potential complications associated with their misuse. Successful application of embolotherapy results from a thorough understanding of the disease process being treated, the distinctive features of the circulation to be embolized, and the embolic material used for the occlusion.

MeSH terms

  • Angiography
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic* / methods
  • Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Humans
  • Lung / blood supply
  • Male
  • Varicocele / diagnostic imaging
  • Varicocele / therapy
  • Vascular Diseases / congenital
  • Vascular Diseases / therapy*