Condition - Embolization

What Is

Catheter embolization places medications or synthetic materials called embolic agents through a catheter into a blood vessel to block blood flow to an area of the body. It may be used to control or prevent abnormal bleeding, close off vessels supplying blood to a tumor, eliminate abnormal connections between arteries and veins, or to treat aneurysms. Embolization is a highly effective way to control bleeding and is much less invasive than open surgery.

Conditions Treated

Embolization | Dr JP Mouton


Varicoceles occur when the pampiniform plexus veins in the scrotum become enlarged, like varicose veins in the leg. Varicoceles form during puberty, and can grow larger and easier to notice over time. Most of the time, varicoceles cause no problems and are harmless.In severe cases, varicoceles can cause pain, infertility, or cause one testicle to grow slower or shrink.

Dr. Mouton treats varicoceles with embolization, Varicocele embolization uses imaging guidance and a catheter to place a tiny coil and/or embolic fluid in a blood vessel to divert blood flow away from a varicocele. It’s less invasive than conventional surgery, can safely relieve pain and swelling, and may improve sperm quality.

Active Haemorrhage Treatment | Dr JP Mouton

Active Haemorrhage

Embolization is useful in a broad spectrum of clinical situations. Embolization can be particularly effective in active hemorrhage, as it can be performed anywhere in the body that a catheter can be placed, including the intracranial vasculature, head and neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities. In most patients, embolization for hemorrhage is preferable to surgical alternatives.

False Aneurysm Treatment | Dr JP Mouton

False Aneurysm

False aneurysms, also known as a pseudoaneurysm, occurs when there is an injury to the inside layer of the blood vessel and blood leaks out. As a result, blood fills in between the layers of the blood vessel wall creating a pseudoaneurysm. Dr. Mouton uses embolization to stop the bleeding and prevent further damage to the blood vessel in the area.