ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Use of detachable balloon in the treatment of arteriovenous fistula at a teenage case
Osman Koç, Orhan Özbek, Ali Sami Kıvrak, Alaaddin Vural, Alaaddin Nayman
Department of Radiology, Medicine Faculty of Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.069
In this article, we present a teenage female with a traumatic, distal femoral arteriovenous fistula (AVF). She was admitted to our cardiovascular clinic with the complaints of swelling, pain, cyanosis and ulceration at her right lower extremity. She had a history of gun shot injury 10-years ago. A skin scar was observed at this region due to surgery. Physical examination revealed swollen superficial varicose veins and ulceration of the right lower extremity. Heart failure was absent. We suspected an AVF with clinical findings. The high-flow fistula was diagnosed using multi-dedector computed tomography and confirmed on angiography. The fistula was successfully embolized with the detachable balloon technique.
Keywords : Arteriovenous fistula, detachable balloon; embolization
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