Balloon and Coil Occlusion of a Superior Sagittal Sinus Cortical Vein Facilitates Percutaneous Supraorbital Venous Malformation Sclerotherapy
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Venous malformations are the most common of all vascular anomalies. Venous malformations are treated using a multidisciplinary approach with sclerotherapy representing the primary treatment modality. While rare, sclerotherapy in the central nervous system carries the risk of venous thrombosis, non-target embolization, and venous infarction and hemorrhage. Options for controlling venous outflow when treating venous malformations in the head and neck are limited. This report details the use of balloon and coil occlusion of a superior sagittal sinus cortical vein to facilitate percutaneous sclerotherapy of a supraorbital venous malformation.
KeywordsSclerotherapy Balloon occlusion Coil occlusion Superior sagittal sinus Vascular malformations Venous malformation
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