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Embolization therapeutic

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Embolization, therapeutic

a method of haemostasis utilizing various agents such as gelfoam, silastic, metal, glass, or plastic pellets, autologous clot, fat, and muscle as emboli. It has been used in the treatment of spinal cord and cerebral arteriovenous malformations, renal arteriovenous fistulas, gastrointestinal bleeding, epistaxis, hypersplenism, certain highly vascular tumours, traumatic rupture of blood vessels, and control of operative haemorrhage.