Congenital arteriovenous fistula with an aneurysm of the internal mammary artery: Transcatheter intravascular embolization

Chang Hsien Liou, Chih Yung Yu, Kwo Whei Lee, Hsian He Hsu, Cheng Yu Chen

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Abstract

Congenital arteriovenous fistulas of the internal mammary artery are extremely rare. Here, we report a case of congenital arteriovenous fistula with an aneurysm between the right internal mammary artery and the superior vena cava of an 80-year-old woman, presenting clinically with a palpable pulsating mass over the right anterior chest wall. With the patient's consent, selective transcatheter intravascular embolization with glue (N-butyl cyanoacrylate) was performed successfully. The patient was discharged 2 days after the procedure, and had no complications at the 1-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan)
Volume25
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Congenital arteriovenous fistula
  • Digital subtraction angiography
  • Internal mammary artery
  • Transcatheter intravascular embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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