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Coil embolization of a traumatic arteriovenous fistula of the lower extremity [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(8): 724-726 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.44045

Coil embolization of a traumatic arteriovenous fistula of the lower extremity

Mustafa Topuz, Mehmet Coşgun, Ömer Şen, Murat Çaylı
Department of Cardiology, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey

Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are unusual connections between the arterial and venous system that bypass the normal anatomic capillary beds. This case report presents an arteriovenous fistula of the lower extremity caused by a penetrating injury. The patient was diagnosed by Duplex ultrasonography. Diagnostic catheterization of the affected limb showed a high-flow AVF between the left profunda femoris artery and left femoral vein with a deep femoral vein aneurysm measuring 9x4 cm. The AVF was successfully treated with coil embolization.

Keywords: Arteriovenous fistulas, fistula/therapy, coil embolisation

How to cite this article
Mustafa Topuz, Mehmet Coşgun, Ömer Şen, Murat Çaylı. Coil embolization of a traumatic arteriovenous fistula of the lower extremity. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(8): 724-726

Corresponding Author: Mustafa Topuz, Türkiye
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