April 2012


In this Issue

Trends In Embolization

Expanding embolization applications offer advanced options for a variety of presentations.



Guest Chief Medical Editor’s Page

Trends in Embolization

By Jafar Golzarian, MD


Classic TACE Versus Drug-Eluting Beads

Lipiodol or drug-eluting beads in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma? An old question revisited.

By Nassir Rostambeigi, MD, MPH; Erik Cressman, MD, PhD; and Jafar Golzarian, MD

Arteriovenous Fistulas: Etiology and Treatment

Important considerations from initial evaluation to treatment planning.

By Rafiuddin Patel, MB ChB (Hons), MRCS, FRCR, and Anthony A. Nicholson, BSc, MSc, MB ChB, FRCR, FFRRCSI, EBIR

Endovascular Options for Splenic Artery Aneurysms

There are multiple technical considerations for endoluminal exclusion of splenic artery aneurysms; treatment options are dictated by anatomy and patient characteristics.

By Hicham T. Abada, MD; Patrizio Capasso, MD, DSc; and Jafar Golzarian, MD

Varicoceles: Time for Change

A multicenter study with patient outcomes is long overdue.

By Robert I. White Jr, MD; Eric Reiner, DO; Melih Arici, MD; Hamid Mojibian, MD; Jonathon Kirsch, MD; and Jeffrey S. Pollak, MD

C-Arm Cone Beam CT in BPH

Techniques and considerations for the safe treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

By Marc Sapoval, MD, PhD; Johanna Daroles, BSc; Hugo Rio Tinto, MD; Massimiliano Di Primio, MD; Nicolas Thiounn, MD, PhD; and Olivier Pellerin, MD, MSc

Prostatic Artery Embolization

A promising alternative treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

By João M. Pisco, MD, PhD

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Progresses

James B. Spies, MD, MPH, discusses the status of UFE and why it can be rewarding in an interventional practice if referral barriers can be overcome.

Partial Splenic Artery Embolization

Paired with careful planning, this alternative procedure is a viable consideration for hypersplenism and portal hypertension complications.

By Naveen K. Gowda, MD; Donna D'Souza, MD; and Jafar Golzarian, MD


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The MynxGrip™ Vascular Closure Device

Initial experience with active extravascular arteriotomy closure.

By Hoang Minh Thai, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and Barry S. Weinstock, MD


Endovascular Repair of a Transected Proximal Brachial Artery

An endovascular approach can provide critically wounded patients with a less-invasive and possibly lifesaving treatment.

By Richard Pin, MD, FACS, RPVI


The Neurointerventional Suite as an Acute Stroke Intervention Unit

A streamlined plan to evaluate and treat acute ischemic stroke may improve outcomes and save lives.

By Charles M. Strother, MD



An Interview With Johannes Lammer, MD

Prof. Lammer provides an update on peripheral interventions in Europe, as well as efforts to bring diabetic vascular disease to the forefront of the medical community.


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