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. N., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.38, no.2, pp.245-251, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-251
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.