Interventional Radiology - Original Article

Mechanical coil embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations

  • Bahri Üstünsöz
  • Uğur Bozlar
  • Murat Kocaoğlu
  • Turan Ilıca
  • Mehmet Dakak

Received Date: 20.06.2004 Accepted Date: 18.09.2004 Diagn Interv Radiol 2006;12(1):39-42


To report our experience with mechanical coil embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.


Coil embolizations were performed in 6 men (meanage, 21.1 years; age range, 20-23 years) with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations between 1999 and 2004. Five F Cobra catheters and various sized coils were used for embolization. Clinically, cases were followed-up every 3 months for one year and every 6 months thereafter, with a mean total follow-up period of 2.3 years.


Complete primary occlusion was achieved in all patients. There were no complications related to the procedure and no problems were reported during the follow-up period.


Treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation cases with coil embolization is an effective option.

Keywords: arteriovenous malformation, lung, embolization, therapeutic