Definition of Embolization

1. Noun. (surgery) A nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that effects the selective occlusion of blood vessels by purposely introducing emboli. ¹

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Definition of Embolization

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Medical Definition of Embolization

1. A treatment that clogs small blood vessels and blocks the flow of blood, such as to a tumour. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Embolization

embolic abscess
embolic gangrene
embolic infarct
embolic pneumonia
emboliform nucleus
embolism and thrombosis
embolization (current term)
embolomycotic aneurysm
embonic acid

Literary usage of Embolization

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1. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"SYSTEMIC FAT embolization SYNDROME Systemic fat embolization syndrome is a rare, but often fatal, complication that is due to widespread embolization of ..."

2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"embolization also has been produced by injecting autologous clots into the left anterior descending coronary arteries of dogs until infarction or arrhythmia ..."

3. Health Care Technology And Its Assessment In Eight Countries edited by H. David Banta (2004)
"Evaluation of cerebrovascular embolization was carried out by ... It was accepted that embolization demanded high levels of skill and integration of ..."

4. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Lesions in epizootic rat infections develop from pulmonary embolization, whereas mouse infections more typically result in septic embolization of the joints ..."

5. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Although fever and embolization may persist during a course of treatment which is to prove effective, it seems desirable, ..."

6. Diseases of the Liver, Pancreas and Suprarenal Capsules by Reginald Heber Fitz, Leopold Oser, Frederick A. Packard (1903)
"Cohnheim and Litten attempted to produce artificial embolization in the liver and succeeded in obtaining only a natural injection. ..."

7. Clinical therapeutics: A Handbook on the Special Treatment of Internal Disease by Alfred CareƱo Croftan (1906)
"As long as the limb is swollen, pale, cool and edematous there is danger of embolization. In phlebitic processes, involving the pelvic or the hemorrhoidal ..."

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