ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A two-staged successful transcatheter embolization for multiple pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas
Ender Ödemiş, Erkut Öztürk, Hasan Tahsin Tola, Alper Güzeltaş
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6563
Pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (PAVF) are abnormal connections between pulmonary arteries and veins through aneurysmal sac or dilated tortuous channels without capillary bed. The clinical presentation includes exercise intolerance and hypoxemia in childhood. Nowadays, transcatheter closure methods using coils, balloons and several devices have become widely accepted treatment modalities, rather than surgical intervention, in childhood. The Amplatzer® vascular plug is frequently used in the management of various pathologies of both peripheral and central vascular structures. In this article, we report a three-year-old boy who underwent a successful two-stage closure of multiple PAVF using an Amplatzer vascular plug (I and II) device.
Keywords : Amplatzer vascular plug; child; pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
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