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Biodegradable starch microspheres for cerebral arterial embolization.

Authors
  • Laccourreye, O
  • Laurent, A
  • Polivka, M
  • Wassef, M
  • Domas, L
  • Brasnu, D
  • Merland, J J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Investigative Radiology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1993
Volume
28
Issue
2
Pages
150–154
Identifiers
PMID: 8444572
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Clinical and histopathologic results suggested that: 1) consequences of cerebral embolization using biodegradable starch microspheres are related to the amount of material embolized; and 2) Spherex microspheres behave differently from degradable microspheres in the brain. Despite the rapid biodegradability of the material, permanent damage from ischemia to the brain was noted.

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