Repeated Pulmonary Embolization?
Hello doctor, I Rey has been embolized lung 2 times, and will be embolized again 1 time. What I want to ask. Is embolization can be repeated and how many times is the maximum embolization of the lungs? Thanks before the doctor.
Hello Rey, thank you for asking the HealthReplies.com team.
Embolization is a medical procedure that is used to treat various health problems by stopping blood flow in certain areas, and most often usually in arteries. The purpose of this embolization is to prevent bleeding (for example in aneurysms or bulging arteries or in arterial malformations), overcome bleeding, or cause certain organs or tissues to experience tissue or ischemic death so that certain medical problems can be overcome, for example the presence of tumors that are difficult to reach with ordinary surgery embolization can be done so that the tumor does not get blood flow and then will die by itself. This embolization can be done in all organs including lung organs. Embolization is carried out by competent medical personnel and in hospitals that have adequate health facilities. This embolization process is carried out by inserting a catheter through a vein in the groin and pushing it up to the target blood vessel. Then from the catheter will be removed substances that will clog the target blood vessels. This embolization is done on clear medical indications and can be done repeatedly if there are indications. So embolization can still continue if medical problems are experienced or treatment goals have not been reached to the maximum. If you are still in doubt, you should consult your medical problems again with the doctor who will carry out the procedure.
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