Short-interval recanalization after gelfoam occlusion

David P. Munger, John M. Gemery, Andrew R. Forauer

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Gelfoam® is a temporary embolization agent often used in trauma where permanent arterial occlusion is not desired. Gelfoam occlusions have been shown to resolve by 2 weeks, but shorter intervals have not been studied. We report a case of spontaneous arterial hemorrhage due to ruptured hepatic malignancy where treatment was Gelfoam slurry occlusion of the right hepatic artery. Repeat hemorrhage resulted in repeat CT and hepatic arteriography, which showed that recanalization of the occluded artery had occurred in less than 48 hours. Gelfoam arterial occlusion in some cases may last less than 2 weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3835-3837
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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