Systemic Arteriovenous Fistulas of the Head and Neck in Children and Endovascular Therapy [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2000; 28(7): 454-457

Systemic Arteriovenous Fistulas of the Head and Neck in Children and Endovascular Therapy

Mehmet Halit YILMAZ1, Emine Funda ÖZTUNÇ2, Ayşe Güler EROĞLU2, Naci KOÇER1, İsmail MİHMANLI1, Murat CANTAŞDEMİR1, Süleyman BAKARİ2, Civan IŞLAK1
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Systemic arteriovenous fistulas of the head and neck are rare lesions. Seven children with systemic arteriovenous fistulas of the head and neck region (five spontaneous and two traumatic) were treated by endovascular embolization techniques, resulting in complete fistula closure in all patients. Five patients had vertebral arteriovenous fistula. In two patients arteriovenous fistulas were supplied by branches of the external carotid artery. Six patients were treated by transarterial balloon embolization. In one patient, detachable coils were placed to the fistula site by transarterially and transvenously. This rare condition and its endovascular therapy in children were discussed in this article.

Keywords: Systemic arteriovenous fistula, embolization, vertebral artery

How to cite this article
Mehmet Halit YILMAZ, Emine Funda ÖZTUNÇ, Ayşe Güler EROĞLU, Naci KOÇER, İsmail MİHMANLI, Murat CANTAŞDEMİR, Süleyman BAKARİ, Civan IŞLAK. Systemic Arteriovenous Fistulas of the Head and Neck in Children and Endovascular Therapy. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2000; 28(7): 454-457
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