Treatment of an Axillary Artery Pseudoaneursym using Balloon Protection and an Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer (Onyx)

A.J. Ling, R. Pathak, S. Nadkarne, M. Garbowski
2006 EJVES Extra  
The development of an iatrogenic pseudoaneurysm is a recognised risk following arterial puncture. Management options include surgery, use of covered stents, ultrasound-guided compression and percutaneous injection of a thrombotic substance such as thrombin. This paper describes an alternative technique using balloon protection and the percutaneous injection of an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, Onyx Ò (Micro Therapeutics, Inc, Irvine, CA) under ultrasound guidance. This provides a safe and
more » ... trolled method to occlude the pseudoaneurysm. The advantages of Onyx over other treatment methods are discussed.
doi:10.1016/j.ejvsextra.2006.07.002 fatcat:jfwpg6mudbbkjmprtk7jfx7tpq