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A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
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Online ISSN 1827-1618


Minerva Cardioangiologica 2016 Sep 21

Peripheral use of detachable coils: expanding the boundaries of embolization

Gianluigi ORGERA 1, Marcello A. TIPALDI 1, Zaman IFTIKHAR 2, Tariq ALI 2, Alberto REBONATO 3, Adam HATZIDAKIS 4, Michele ROSSI 1, Miltiadis KROKIDIS 2

1 Department of Radiology, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy; 2 Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, England, UK; 3 Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy; 4 Department of Radiology, University Hospital Heraklion, Medical School of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

Percutaneous embolization was introduced in the mid- 70s and is now an established therapeutic procedure in current medical practice. With the use of improved imaging techniques, smaller profile catheters and new tools, embolization boundaries are significantly expanded in the last decades. Detachable coils were initially introduced in neuroradiology and are now part of the everyday peripheral embolization armamentarium. Purpose of this review article is to present an overview of the expanded possibilities that this novel material is offering in the field of peripheral embolization procedures.

language: English


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