Transarterial Embolization

  • Jean-Pierre Pelage
  • Salah Dine Qanadli
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

22.7 Conclusion

Transarterial embolization is an accepted therapeutic option in palliating symptoms related to renal cancer with very high success rate and low complication rate. Proper selection of both embolic material and the catheterization approach are essential to the success of the procedure. The role of renal TAE in disease control and survival improvement seems promising. Further studies are needed to determine whether TAE improves survival in patients with disseminated disease or localized tumor. The value of TAE in patients with bone metastases has been well demonstrated to reduce pain or, if performed preoperatively, to decrease blood loss and transfusion requirements during surgery.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Uterine Artery Embolization Embolic Agent Gelatin Sponge Transarterial Embolization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Pelage
    • 1
  • Salah Dine Qanadli
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyAmbroise Paré University HospitalBoulogne BillancourtFrance
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and Interventional RadiologyCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)LausanneSwitzerland

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