Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Technical Note

Introducing PHIL (precipitating hydrophobic injectable liquid) – a new embolic agent for the body interventional radiologist

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Department of Radiology, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26: 140-142
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2019.19063
Read: 284 Downloads: 120 Published: 31 October 2019

A number of embolic agents are currently available each with their own properties. Precipitating hydrophobic injectable liquid (PHIL) is a new dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) compatible embolic agent with a number of specific properties which make it of interest to interventional radiologists. We review the use of PHIL in a non-neurointerventional setting, describing its use in a range of procedures such as trauma embolization, pseudoaneurysm embolization, and tumor embolization. PHIL's properties include a lack of skin discoloration, the possibility of rapid injection and a lack of glare artifact on follow-up computed tomography imaging. These properties make it an important new tool in the armamentarium of the body interventional radiologist.

You may cite this article as: Prashar A, Butt S, Shaida N. Introducing PHIL (precipitating hydrophobic injectable liquid) – a new embolic agent for the body interventional radiologist. Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26:140–146.

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