Occluders, Vascular, Intravascular Embolization
Definition : Vascular occluders designed for intravascular embolization, promoting complete vascular occlusion and thrombosis. These occluders typically consist of a small device (e.g., detachable balloon, metallic coil) that is deployed using guide wires and appropriate catheters. Intravascular embolization occluders are used for permanent occlusion of venous malformations and lesions in spinal and cerebral vessels (e.g., aneurysms); they are also used for abdominal (e.g., inferior vena cava) and peripheral vascular lesions. These devices are also used for occlusion of aortopulmonary collaterals, pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas, and some small (typically less than 4 mm) patent ductus arteriosus.
Entry Terms : "Embolization Prostheses, Intravascular" , "PDA Occluders" , "Occluders, Patent Ductus Arteriosus" , "Prostheses, Embolization" , "Intravascular Embolization Devices" , "Embolization Prostheses, Arterial"
UMDC code : 15034