Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Original Article

Mechanical coil embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations

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Department of Radiology, Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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Department of Radiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Diagn Interv Radiol 2006; 12: 0-0
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Abstract

PURPOSE

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

 

MATERIALS AND METHODS

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.

 

RESULTS

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.

 

CONCLUSION

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

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