Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation Embolization: How We Do It

Craig R. Greben, Avi Setton, Daniel Putterman, Drew Caplin, Roberta Lenner, Eric J. Gandras

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We report our experience with an embolization technique that allows safe, controllable exclusion of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations using detachable coils, a single venous access site, coaxial catheter guidance, and 1 or 2 microcatheters. This technique is particularly useful when treating central lesions with a short feeding artery and when high flow increases the risk of coil migration and nontarget embolization. It affords precise placement and repositioning of coils prior to detachment. The technique facilitates safe and successful endovascular closure of these challenging lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Detachable coil
  • Double microcatheter
  • Embolization
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
  • Vascular


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