Electric Transcatheter Vascular Obliteration: Electrothrombosis, Electrolysis or Electrocoagulation

  • F. Brunelle
Part of the Frontiers in European Radiology book series (FER, volume 1)


Vessel occlusion is now a classic tool of ‘interventional’ radiology and many occlusive agents are used (Kunstlinger 1981), all of which are known to have some side-effects. One side-effect, which is common to all, is the possible embolization of non-target arteries. Moreover, embolization may be impossible when the blood flow is slowed down or stopped. Thus, the possibility of inducing an in situ thrombosis without any foreign material seemed a natural alternative.


Direct Current Vascular Occlusion Vessel Occlusion Bipolar Electrode Anterior Tibial Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Brunelle
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  1. 1.Service de Radio-PédiatrieHôpital BicêtreLe Kremlin BicetreFrance

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