What is Embolization?

Category: Procedures

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The procedure is a minimally-invasive alternative to surgery. The purpose of embolization is to prevent blood flow to an area of the body, which effectively can shrink a tumor or block an aneurysm.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Brain aneurysm 4 2
Angiomyolipomatosis 1 0
Arteriovenous malformations of the extremities 1 1
Colon cancer 1 2
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia 1 0
Hydrocephalus 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
2
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Embolization

Side effect Patients
Pain 2
Chest pain 1
Fatigue 1
Headaches 1
Heart palpitations 1
Loss of depth perception 1

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Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 5
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