Transcatheter embolization of a residual congenital coronary arteriovenous fistula with a detachable balloon; Superiority of interventional cardiology?

Aydogan U., Dindar A., Ayhan Y., Tanman B., Ertugrul T., Omeroglu R., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.38, ss.245-251, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.245-251


A ten-year-old girl who presented with a continuous murmur was diagnosed with a right coronary to right ventricular fistula with colored Doppler echocardiography and selective arteriography. She underwent traditional treatment-ligation of the fistula by sternotomy. Afterwards, the systolic component of the murmur persisted and repeat arteriography showed a residual shunt through the fistula, with no change in the diameter of the right coronary artery. We describe the first case in which a residual fistula was treated with a detachable balloon embolization.