Instructions for use


Bead Block® is intended to be used for the embolisation of hypervascular tumours, including uterine fibroids* and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).

Bead Block® is also intended to be used for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).*

Bead Block® and/or all indications may not be available in your territory.

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Potential Complications:

  1. Undesirable reflux or passage of Bead Block® into normal arteries adjacent to the targeted lesion/tumour or through the lesion/tumour into other arteries or arterial beds
  2. Non-target embolisation
    1. Pulmonary embolism
    2. Pancreatitis
  3. Ischaemia at an undesirable locations
  4. Post embolisation syndrome
  5. Capillary bed saturation and tissue damage
  6. Ischaemic stroke or ischaemic infarction
  7. Vessel or lesion/tumour rupture and haemorrhage
  8. Neurological deficits including cranial nerve palsies
  9. Liver abscess
  10. Vasospasm
  11. Death
  12. Recanalisation
  13. Foreign body reactions necessitating medical intervention
  14. Infection necessitating medical intervention
  15. Clot formation at the tip of the catheter and subsequent dislodgement
Refer to the Bead Block® IFU for all complications related to UFE and BPH.
* Size restrictions apply to this indication.