What are the indication of embolization of skull base tumours?

The following are the indication of the embolization of skull base tumours:

  1. as an adjuvant to tumour resection in order to reduce operative blood loss and facilitates surgery.
  2. To arrest or impede tumour growth when lesion are inoperable and radiotherapy inappropriate and then provide symptomatic relief.
  3. To devascularize and shrinkage of tumours and relieve symptoms
  4. For intracranial chemotherapy, selective catheterization of a feeding artery aiming to maximize the amount tumour receive and reducing the systemic toxicity.
  5. To asses collateral blood supply prior to surgical or endovascular ligation.
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