Techniques of Embolization in Renal Cancer

  • G. Carmignani
  • E. Belgrano
  • P. Puppo
  • S. Quattrini
  • A. Cichero
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


Embolization has now been widely accepted as a step in the management of large kidney tumours. Herein the technical problems of embolization are described and discussed.

As yet Cyanoacrylates are the best substances available for kidney embolization. A coaxial catheterisation system is not always necessary. Isobutyl-2-cyanoacrylate (IBC), which is the most used acrylic resin, can be made radiopaque by mixing it with Lipiodol Ultrafluid.

Radical nephrectomy should be carried out within 24 hours of embolization. The complications of embolization of kidney tumors are, in our experience, very few.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Renal Artery Radical Nephrectomy Tissue Adhesive Kidney Tumor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Carmignani
    • 1
  • E. Belgrano
    • 1
  • P. Puppo
    • 1
  • S. Quattrini
    • 1
  • A. Cichero
    • 1
  1. 1.Urological University ClinicGenoaItaly

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