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Title: Percutaneous Transcatheter Embolization of a Large Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug

Abstract

Percutaneous transcatheter embolization has become the treatment of choice for pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs), in most cases replacing surgical intervention. However, while 'classic' devices, such as intravascular coils and detachable balloons, have proved to be successful for interventional occlusions of small or medium-sized PAVFs, they are not ideal in larger fistulas because of the risk for embolization to the systemic circulation. We describe the case of a 61-year-old woman with a symptomatic huge solitary pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (4.5 cm in diameter), occupying part of the lung in the lower right lobe with two feeding arteries (10 and 4 mm in diameter, respectively), who underwent successful transcatheter closure with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug, a new device designed for the occlusion of vascular abnormalities.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. San Martino University Hospital, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (Italy)
  2. G. Gaslini Institute, Department of Pneumonology (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21091034
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-005-0348-x; Copyright (c) 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.; www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ARTERIES; BLOOD FLOW; EMBOLI; LUNGS; SURGERY; VASCULAR DISEASES

Citation Formats

Ferro, Carlo, Rossi, Umberto G., E-mail: urossi76@hotmail.com, Bovio, Giulio, Seitun, Sara, and Rossi, Giovanni A. Percutaneous Transcatheter Embolization of a Large Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-005-0348-X.
Ferro, Carlo, Rossi, Umberto G., E-mail: urossi76@hotmail.com, Bovio, Giulio, Seitun, Sara, & Rossi, Giovanni A. Percutaneous Transcatheter Embolization of a Large Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-005-0348-X.
Ferro, Carlo, Rossi, Umberto G., E-mail: urossi76@hotmail.com, Bovio, Giulio, Seitun, Sara, and Rossi, Giovanni A. Sun . "Percutaneous Transcatheter Embolization of a Large Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-005-0348-X.
@article{osti_21091034,
title = {Percutaneous Transcatheter Embolization of a Large Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug},
author = {Ferro, Carlo and Rossi, Umberto G., E-mail: urossi76@hotmail.com and Bovio, Giulio and Seitun, Sara and Rossi, Giovanni A.},
abstractNote = {Percutaneous transcatheter embolization has become the treatment of choice for pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs), in most cases replacing surgical intervention. However, while 'classic' devices, such as intravascular coils and detachable balloons, have proved to be successful for interventional occlusions of small or medium-sized PAVFs, they are not ideal in larger fistulas because of the risk for embolization to the systemic circulation. We describe the case of a 61-year-old woman with a symptomatic huge solitary pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (4.5 cm in diameter), occupying part of the lung in the lower right lobe with two feeding arteries (10 and 4 mm in diameter, respectively), who underwent successful transcatheter closure with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug, a new device designed for the occlusion of vascular abnormalities.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-005-0348-X},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
number = 2,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}