CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, vol.29, no.2, pp.276-278, 2006 (SCI-Expanded)
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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
arteries, femoral, embolization, N-butyl-cyanoacrylate, fistula, arteriovenous, CARDIAC-CATHETERIZATION, VASCULAR COMPLICATIONS, PERCUTANEOUS TREATMENT, GUIDED COMPRESSION, ARTERY INJURIES, PSEUDOANEURYSMS, REPAIR
Gazi University Affiliated:
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.