Intratumoral Ethyl Alcohol Injection for Devascularization of Hypervascular Intracranial Tumors


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TÜMTÜRK A. , KÜÇÜK A. , CANÖZ Ö. , Tucer B. , KURTSOY A.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.26, no.5, pp.684-689, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.13567-14.2
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.684-689

Abstract

AIM: Hypervascular intracranial tumors may cause serious bleeding in surgery. Though pre-operative endovascular embolization of tumor is a widely accepted method, sometimes despite embolization, an effective and safer intraoperative hemostatic technique is needed to prevent or at least decrease the massive bleeding from the tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the ethyl alcohol (EA) injection in hypervascular tumors and find out whether it is likely to be an alternative method to prevent massive bleeding from tumor.