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Title: Foot Drop after Ethanol Embolization of Calf Vascular Malformation: A Lesson on Nerve Injury

Ethanol is often used in sclerotherapy to treat vascular malformations. Nerve injury is a known complication of this procedure. However, the management of this complication is not well described in literature. This case describes a 10-year-old boy with a slow flow vascular malformation in the right calf who underwent transarterial ethanol embolization following prior unsuccessful direct percutaneous sclerotherapy. The development of a dense foot drop that subsequently recovered is described, and the management of this uncommon but distressful complication is discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [2]
  1. Singapore General Hospital, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (Singapore)
  2. Singapore General Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (Singapore)
  3. KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Department of Paediatrics (Neurology Service) (Singapore)
  4. KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Singapore)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22121757
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 36; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); Article Copyright (c) 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ETHANOL; FEET; INJURIES; MALFORMATIONS; NERVES; RADIOLOGY; VASCULAR DISEASES