Pressure Cooker Technique for the Treatment of a Pelvic Arteriovenous Malformation Associated with a Giant Venous Aneurysmal Dilatation
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The pressure cooker technique has recently been described as a specific technique for embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. The principle of this technique is to create a plug of coils and glue between the catheter tip and the detachment zone of a previously placed DMSO-compatible microcatheter. The embolic agent is forced to completely fill the nidus of the AVM without disruption increasing the technical success by avoiding reflux of the embolic material which leads to premature termination of the procedure [ 1, 2, 3]. We present a rare case of a 46-year-old man with pAVM associated with a giant venous aneurysmal pouch, treated by endovascular route, using liquid embolic material and the “pressure cooker” technique. The patient presented with mild pelvic discomfort and recent episodes of dysuria. He had a history of laparoscopic bilateral spermatic vein ligation due to bilateral varicocele, 12 years ago. CT angiography demonstrated a pelvic AV shunt...
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