embolization

noun
em·bo·li·za·tion | \ˌem-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of embolization 

: the process or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (such as an embolus)

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While few details have been released about Trump's treatment, an embolization is a procedure that blocks blood flow to a problem area of the body. Carolyn Mcatee Cerbin, USA TODAY, "Melania Trump to re-emerge Monday at reception for Gold Star families," 3 June 2018 An embolization of a kidney isn’t uncommon, said Brian Funaki, chief of vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Wsj Staff, WSJ, "Melania Trump Undergoes Successful Kidney Procedure," 14 May 2018 Jerry McCauley, chief of nephrology at Thomas Jefferson University, said two relatively common kidney conditions can be diagnosed with imaging and treated with embolization: a vascular malformation or a benign mass called angiomyolipoma. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition at Walter Reed," 14 May 2018 Two urologists who have no personal knowledge of Mrs. Trump’s condition said the most likely explanation for the embolization procedure is a type of noncancerous kidney tumor called an angiomyolipoma. Darlene Superville, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump pays return visit to hospitalized first lady," 15 May 2018 If your symptoms still flare up, your doctor might try methods like a myomectomy (removing the fibroid) or embolization to cut off the blood flow to these growths. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Lena Dunham Had a Total Hysterectomy to Treat Her Endometriosis," 14 Feb. 2018 Fat embolization occurs when globules of fat break free from surrounding tissue and travel through the body, becoming lodged in blood vessels or the lungs and blocking the flow of blood or oxygen. Health.com, "This Rare but Deadly Complication of Liposuction Almost Killed a Woman. Here's What Doctors Want You to Know," 25 Sep. 2017

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embolization

noun
em·bo·li·za·tion
variants: or British embolisation \ˌem-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Medical Definition of embolization 

1 : the process by which or state in which a blood vessel or organ is obstructed by the lodgment of a material mass (as an embolus) pulmonary embolization embolization of a thrombus

2 : an operation in which pellets are introduced into the circulatory system in order to induce embolization in specific abnormal blood vessels

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