Medical management of tumor lysis syndrome, postprocedural pain, and venous thromboembolism following interventional radiology procedures

Ali Faramarzalian, Keith B. Armitage, Baljendra Kapoor, Sanjeeva P. Kalva

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The rapid expansion of minimally invasive image-guided procedures has led to their extensive use in the interdisciplinary management of patients with vascular, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, and oncologic diseases. Given the increased availability and breadth of these procedures, it is important for physicians to be aware of common complications and their management. In this article, the authors describe management of select common complications from interventional radiology procedures including tumor lysis syndrome, acute on chronic postprocedural pain, and venous thromboembolism. These complications are discussed in detail and their medical management is outlined according to generally accepted practice and evidence from the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 30 2015



  • interventional radiology complications
  • medical management
  • postprocedural pain
  • tumor lysis syndrome
  • venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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