Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Technical Note

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

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From the Department of Radiology (C.M. [email protected]), Insubria University, Varese, Italy

Diagn Interv Radiol 2021; 27: 786-788
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2021.20601
Read: 128 Downloads: 46 Published: 19 October 2021

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 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 full exclusion of the target territory in both 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.

You may cite this article as: Piacentino F, Fontana F, Curti M, Coppola A, Venturini M. Bronchial artery embolization (BAE) with an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer agent (Squid) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) particles for treatment of hemoptysis. Diagn Interv Radiol 2021; 27:786–788.

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