Embolization of a congenital arteriovenous malformation arising off the internal mammary artery

Shamaita Majumdar, Tatulya Tiwari, Olaguoke Akinwande, Raja Siva Ramaswamy

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Abstract

Congenital arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the internal mammary artery (IMA) are exceptionally rare. Patients with AVMs arising off the left IMA may present with continuous precordial murmurs and/or a pulsatile chest mass. AVMs in this location pose a risk of enlargement, rupture, infection, or high-output cardiac failure. The potential risks associated with AVMs warrant early therapeutic intervention. We describe a case of a congenital AVM originating from the left IMA, which was successfully embolized with n‑butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) using a transcatheter arterial approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume54
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Congenital
  • Embolization
  • Left internal mammary artery

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