Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Case Report 2016

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


Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2012; 18: 431-434
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.4944-11.2
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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® Vascular Plug 1. Transcatheter occlusion of caroticoazygous fistula was performed easily, safely, and efficiently with a vascular plug.

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