Tumor embolization is a minimally invasive procedure in which blood vessels are blocked with an embolic material to stop blood flow that is feeding a tumor. This procedure is performed to prevent bleeding when a tumor is removed during surgery, and can slow tumor growth since many tumors need blood supply to feed and grow.
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RadiologyInfo.org Information for Patients:
Catheter Embolization: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=cathembol
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