Intractable Back Pain After Coil Embolization of Giant Veno-Venous Collaterals in a Patient With Fontan Circulation.

Abstract

Veno-venous collaterals are sometimes seen in patients after the Fontan procedure. A 28-year-old female with tricuspid atresia who underwent the Fontan procedure had oxygen desaturation due to a giant veno-venous collateral. Coil embolization was performed for the collateral. After the procedure, she complained of severe back pain. Anti-inflammatory analgesics and steroids were not effective, although carbamazepine promptly relieved the intractable pain. Treatment-related pain after coil embolization for veno-venous collaterals in patients with Fontan physiology is quite rare, although cardiologists must recognize a critical condition to be differentiated from vascular occlusion.

DOI: 10.1536/ihj.16-194

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@article{Okada2017IntractableBP, title={Intractable Back Pain After Coil Embolization of Giant Veno-Venous Collaterals in a Patient With Fontan Circulation.}, author={Seigo Okada and Masahiro Kamada and Naomi Nakagawa and Yukiko Ishiguchi and Yuji Moritoh and Mayuko Shohi and Kengo Okamoto and Shunji Hasegawa and Shouichi Ohga}, journal={International heart journal}, year={2017}, volume={58 2}, pages={298-301} }