ID 106035
Author
Takao, Shoichiro Department of Radiologic Science and Technology, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Nose, Hayato Department of Radiology, the University of Tokushima
Takahashi, Mitsuhiko Department of Orthopedics, the University of Tokushima
Ueno, Junji Department of Radiologic Science and Technology, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
musculoskeletal diseases
therapeutic embolization
interventional radiology
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of transcatheter arterial embolization prior to surgical excision of musculoskeletal tumors. We reviewed the records of nine patients (3 females and 6 males) who received arterial embolization prior to excision of musculoskeletal tumors in our hospital from December 2009 to April 2010. We evaluated tumor region, size, histopathology, feeding artery, embolic material, and blood loss during surgery. We compared the actual amount of intraoperative bleeding with arterial embolization to estimated amounts of bleeding without embolization predicted by three orthopedic surgeons. Arterial embolization was performed on the same day or within 5 days before surgery. Operations were performed as planned in all patients without serious complications. The amount of intraoperative bleeding was 35-4200 mL and there was significantly less bleeding with arterial embolization compared with the estimated amounts (p<0.01). Our results show that arterial embolization prior to resection of hypervascular musculoskeletal tumors reduces the amount of bleeding during surgery and contributes to patient safety.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
59
Issue
3-4
Start Page
284
End Page
288
Sort Key
284
Published Date
2012-08
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
University Hospital
Medical Sciences