Arteriovenous malformations of the kidneys: ablation with alcohol.

  title={Arteriovenous malformations of the kidneys: ablation with alcohol.},
  author={Shigeo Takebayashi and Minoru Hosaka and Eiichi Ishizuka and Makoto Hirokawa and Ken-ichi Matsui},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={150 3},
Ablation of renal arteriovenous malformations with absolute alcohol was performed in seven patients with massive hematuria. In three patients, total occlusion of the malformations was accomplished by ablation of two arterial branches. In the remaining four patients, the malformations were partially occluded by ablation of one or two arterial branches. In addition to ablation with alcohol, two of the four patients underwent subselective embolization with Gelfoam (absorbable gelatin sponge) under… CONTINUE READING