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Title: Embolic Brain Infarcts: A Rare Fatal Complication of Preoperative Embolization of a Massive Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura

Abstract

Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a rare intrathoracic neoplasm, often giant in size and highly vascular, which can make surgical resection very challenging. Preoperative percutaneous embolization before surgical removal can significantly reduce the risk of uncontrollable intraoperative hemorrhage. However, a rare potential life threatening complication could result from embolization of SFTP and must be taken into consideration. This report describes a 69-year-old female with a large right thoracic SFTP, who underwent preoperative angiography and embolization and developed diffuse embolic brain infarcts immediately after the administration of polyvinyl alcohol particles.

Authors:
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  1. University of Maryland Medical Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22645328
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 40; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); http://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; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; BLOOD VESSELS; BRAIN; HEMORRHAGE; NEOPLASMS; PLEURA; SURGERY; VASCULAR DISEASES

Citation Formats

Patel, Shreyas R., E-mail: Shrey000@gmail.com, Vachhani, Prasann, and Moeslein, Fred. Embolic Brain Infarcts: A Rare Fatal Complication of Preoperative Embolization of a Massive Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-016-1501-4.
Patel, Shreyas R., E-mail: Shrey000@gmail.com, Vachhani, Prasann, & Moeslein, Fred. Embolic Brain Infarcts: A Rare Fatal Complication of Preoperative Embolization of a Massive Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-016-1501-4.
Patel, Shreyas R., E-mail: Shrey000@gmail.com, Vachhani, Prasann, and Moeslein, Fred. Wed . "Embolic Brain Infarcts: A Rare Fatal Complication of Preoperative Embolization of a Massive Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-016-1501-4.
@article{osti_22645328,
title = {Embolic Brain Infarcts: A Rare Fatal Complication of Preoperative Embolization of a Massive Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura},
author = {Patel, Shreyas R., E-mail: Shrey000@gmail.com and Vachhani, Prasann and Moeslein, Fred},
abstractNote = {Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a rare intrathoracic neoplasm, often giant in size and highly vascular, which can make surgical resection very challenging. Preoperative percutaneous embolization before surgical removal can significantly reduce the risk of uncontrollable intraoperative hemorrhage. However, a rare potential life threatening complication could result from embolization of SFTP and must be taken into consideration. This report describes a 69-year-old female with a large right thoracic SFTP, who underwent preoperative angiography and embolization and developed diffuse embolic brain infarcts immediately after the administration of polyvinyl alcohol particles.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-016-1501-4},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
number = 2,
volume = 40,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}