Division of Neuroradiology
Contact Information

Barbara Wilson
Diagnostic Imaging
The Ottawa Hospital
General Campus
Room S2, Box 232
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8L6 Canada

Tel: 613-737-8571
Fax: 613-737-8830

bawilson@toh.on.ca

Pre-operative embolization of a meningioma

Pre-operative embolization may be performed to reduce the amount of blood flow to a tumour.  Under certain conditions this procedure may reduce the amount of bleeding during a resection surgery of the meningioma tumour.

Before embolization After embolization
before embolization after embolization
The tumour can be visualized in the top centre of the image. Following the embolization procedure, the blood supply is markedly reduced.
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