Percutaneous embolization of a caroticoazygous fistula with the Amplatzer Vascular Plug 1


Tanidir I. C. , Odemis E. , Guzeltas A., Akdeniz C.

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.18, no.4, pp.431-434, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4261/1305-3825.dir.4944-11.2
  • Title of Journal : DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-434

Abstract

We present the case of a five-year-old boy with a caroticoazygous fistula, which is an extremely rare congenital vascular malformation. The patient also had patent ductus arteriosus, a common cause of continuous murmur. The murmur continued despite successful coil embolization of the ductus. Repeated catheter-angiography revealed a large caroticoazygous fistula. The fistula was successfully embolized using the Amplatzer (R) Vascular Plug 1. Transcatheter occlusion of caroticoazygous fistula was performed easily, safely, and efficiently with a vascular plug.