Postcatheterization femoral arteriovenous fistula: Endovascular treatment with N-butyl-cyanoacrylate embolization

Onal B. , Ilgit E. T. , Akpek S., Coskun B.

CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, vol.29, no.2, pp.276-278, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00270-004-0257-4
  • Title of Journal : CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Page Numbers: pp.276-278


We report a case of an iatrogenic femoral arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in a 67-year-old man presenting with right femoral bruit on the day after sheath removal for cardiac catheterization. This was successfully treated with embolization using N-butyl-cynoacrylate (NBCA) through a coaxial microcatheter. Transcatheter embolization of iatrogenic femoral AVFs with NBCA in selected cases may be a safe and effective treatment in the presence of long fistula tracts. It is then easy to perform in experienced hands and relatively inexpensive. © Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006.