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Absorbable Gelatin Sponge (Code C38705)

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Preferred Name: Absorbable Gelatin Sponge

Definition: A sterile hemostatic agent composed of purified porcine-derived gelatin. In regional chemotherapy, absorbable gelatin sponge may be used to embolize arteries in the region of a tumor in order to block or retard blood flow; this blockage results in a locally increased concentration of chemotherapeutic agents delivered to the tumor when chemotherapeutic agents are infused into the embolized arterial circulation upstream of the blockage.

Display Name: Absorbable Gelatin Sponge

Label: Absorbable Gelatin Sponge

NCI Thesaurus Code: C38705 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0017238  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Absorbable Gelatin Sponge
Gelatin Sponge, Absorbable
Gelfoam

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 355797
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 355797 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0017238

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Accepted_Therapeutic_Use_For Homeostasis
code C38705
Contributing_Source CTRP
Legacy_Concept_Name Absorbable_Gelatin_Sponge
Semantic_Type Medical Device

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  

URL: https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C38705

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