CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 31–35

Complications of renal tumor embolization

  • Johannes Lammer
  • Erwin Justich
  • Herbert Schreyer
  • Robert Pettek
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02552637

Cite this article as:
Lammer, J., Justich, E., Schreyer, H. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (1985) 8: 31. doi:10.1007/BF02552637

Abstract

In 121 renal tumor embolizations with four different embolic agents (Gelfoam, Ivalon, ethanol, coils) the mean complication rate was 9.9%, with a mortality of 3.3%. Because of the large embolized tumor mass and the severely impaired health of patients, the complication rate in palliative embolizations was about four times as high as in preoperative procedures. Complications most commonly encountered were renal failure and unintentional embolization of nontarget organs.

Key words

Renal carcinoma Embolization, complications Gelfoam Ivalon Ethanol Coils 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Lammer
    • 1
  • Erwin Justich
    • 1
  • Herbert Schreyer
    • 1
  • Robert Pettek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyKarl Franzens UniversityGrazAustria
  2. 2.Department of UrologyLandeskrankenhausGrazAustria
  3. 3.Univ.-Klinik für Radiologie und Zentral RöntgeninstitutGrazAustria