Embolization of recc. subdural hematoma/hygroma

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Embolization of recc. subdural hematoma/hygroma

Embolization of recurrent subdural hematoma/hygroma is a therapeutic procedure used to treat persistent or recurrent collections of blood or fluid in the subdural space of the brain. This technique involves the insertion of a catheter into the affected area, guided by imaging techniques such as CT or MRI. Through the catheter, embolic materials or substances are delivered to promote clotting or shrinkage of the hematoma or hygroma, effectively reducing its size and preventing further accumulation.

Embolization is a less invasive alternative to surgical drainage and can be an effective treatment option for individuals with recurrent or difficult-to-treat subdural hematomas or hygromas. However, the suitability of embolization as a treatment approach depends on various factors, and a thorough evaluation by a medical professional is necessary to determine the most appropriate course of action.