The portal vein is the vein that transports blood from your stomach and intestines to the liver. It splits into the left and right portal veins, which then branch into a series of smaller blood vessels that deliver blood throughout your liver. A portal vein embolization blocks the flow of blood to an area. This procedure is done when a section of your liver needs to be removed due to liver cancer.
The removal of a portion of the liver, known as a resection, is usually performed about three or four weeks after the portal vein embolization. The interventional radiology experts at the University of Miami Health System are experienced in performing these complex procedures.
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Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.
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