Embolization for vascular malformations

What is Embolization for vascular malformations?

Embolization is a minimally invasive surgical technique. It is a procedure to treat vascular malformations which involves congenital vascular abnormalities of the veins, lymph vessels, or both veins and lymph vessels. In this process, a blood vessel is occluded by the lodgement of an embolus.

How does Embolization for vascular malformations help?

Vascular malformations are accurately and easily treated by embolization. The procedure is very effective in blocking abnormal artery feeders while preserving involve arteries....

How is Embolization for vascular malformations done?

What are the benefits and risks of Embolization for vascular malformations procedure?

As any other surgical process, this treatment also has its benefits and risks, which a patient must be aware of. 

Patients usually notice an improvement in symptoms with the increase in oxygen level. Embolization for vascular malformations very efficiently reduces the blood flow just before surgery. This makes it much easier for the surgeon to remove any malformations. The process does not require any open s...

The most reported risks are headaches, weakness, numbness, tingling, speech disturbances, and visual problems. If some veins are not completely closed off, the risk of bleeding is quite high.

At times it is very difficult for surgeons to absolutely remove vascular malformations, and can recur if not completely removed.

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