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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2017 February;65(1):52-60

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4725.16.04234-1

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Peripheral use of detachable coils: expanding the boundaries of embolization

Gianluigi ORGERA 1, Marcello A. TIPALDI 1, Iftikhar ZAMAN 2, Tariq ALI 2, Alberto REBONATO 3, Adam HATZIDAKIS 4, Michele ROSSI 1, Miltiadis E. 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


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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.


KEY WORDS: Therapeutic embolization - Angiography - Endovascular procedures

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