What is a cerebral embolization?

Your doctor has requested a procedure called cerebral embolization. This is a way of blocking off part of a blood vessel that is causing problems. It can be used to control an aneurysm, excessive bleeding, or to cut off the blood supply to a tumor.

How long does a cerebral embolization take?

The procedure takes about 30 minutes. Your doctor may prescribe medications to manage any pain and discomfort after the procedure.

Is a hemorrhage treated with embolization?

Postpartum hemorrhage embolization, also known as pelvic artery embolization (PAE), is a minimally invasive, life-saving treatment for women suffering from postpartum hemorrhage. During the procedure, an interventional radiologist makes a small incision in the skin near the groin.

Is embolization a surgical procedure?

Endovascular embolization (EE) is an invasive surgical procedure. It’s used to treat abnormal blood vessels found in your brain, as well as other areas of your body. This procedure is an alternative to open surgery. It blocks blood vessels to cut off blood flow to an affected area.

How long does AVM embolization take?

Your IV line is removed before you go home. If you were treated for an aneurysm or AVM that had not yet caused a problem, you may stay overnight at the hospital and return home the day after your procedure. This procedure is usually completed in one to two hours; however, it may last up to several hours.

How long does embolization take to heal?

You may need about 7 to 10 days to fully recover. Many women have mild to severe cramps for several days after uterine fibroid embolization. You may also have mild nausea or a low fever for 4 or 5 days.

How is an arterial embolization done for liver cancer?

Arterial embolization. In this procedure a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) is put into an artery through a small cut in the inner thigh and threaded up into the hepatic artery in the liver. A dye is usually injected into the bloodstream at this time to help the doctor monitor the path of the catheter via angiography, a special type of x-ray.

When does a hepatic embolization stop the blood flow?

A hepatic embolization stops the blood flow to liver tumors. The hepatic artery is the main source of blood for most liver tumors.

What does CPT stand for in liver embolization?

CPT®¹ Illustrative Description* Liver Tumor Embolization 37243 Vascular embolization or occlusion, for tumors, organ ischemia, or infarction

How is a trans-arterial embolization ( TAE ) done?

Trans-arterial embolization (TAE) During trans-arterial embolization a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) is put into an artery in the inner thigh through a small cut and eased up into the hepatic artery in the liver. A dye is usually injected into the bloodstream to help the doctor watch the path of the catheter.