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

Abstract

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.

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@article{Aydoan1996TranscatheterEO, title={Transcatheter embolization of a residual congenital coronary arteriovenous fistula with a detachable balloon; superiority of interventional cardiology?}, author={Umrah Aydoğan and Ayg{\"{u}n Dindar and Yusuf Izzet Ayhan and B Tanman and T{\"{u}rkan Ertuğrul and Rukiye Eker Omeroğlu and Talat Cantez}, journal={The Turkish journal of pediatrics}, year={1996}, volume={38 2}, pages={245-51} }