Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Technical Note

Bronchial artery embolization (BAE) with an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer agent (Squid) and polyvinyl alcohol particles (PVA) for treatment of hemoptysis


Department of Radiology, Insubria University, Varese, Italy

Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 1: -
Read: 226 Published: 05 November 2020

Bronchial artery embolization (BAE) is considered the first choice treatment for hemoptysis. To our knowledge no cases of BAE using a recent ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer agent (Squid) have been previously mentioned. Two cases of BAE for remitting hemoptysis using Squid and polyvinyl alcohol particles are reported in this technical note. The final angiographic control confirmed   the full exclusion of the target territory in either cases. Both patients felt some chest pain immediately after the embolization, not requiring any medications.  No more episodes of hemoptysis occurred in the following 3 months after the procedure.

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