Preloading Coil in Plug Method (p-CIP) with the AVP 2 for large Portosystemic Shunt Embolization

Kazuki Hashimoto, Yukihisa Ogawa, Shinji Wada, Daichi Kobayashi, Shingo Hamaguchi, Junji Moriya, Hidefumi Mimura
2021 Radiology Case Reports  
AVP Preloading coil-in-plug method (p-CIP) Embolization Portosystemic shunt Hepatic encephalopathy a b s t r a c t Hepatic encephalopathy caused by a large portosystemic shunt (PSS) can be treated by endovascular embolization of the shunt. The PSS diameter can be > 20 mm; it occasionally poses technical difficulties. Here, a 72-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis, hyperammonemia, and large spleno-renal shunt underwent shunt embolization using an Amplatzer vascular plug 2 (AVP2) and metallic
more » ... s. The preloading coil in plug method (p-CIP), which facilitated embolization inside the AVP2 without cannulation from outside, was employed to overcome technical difficulties. We propose the use of p-CIP with an AVP2 as a tool for treatment of hepatic encephalopathy with PSS.
doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2021.06.075 fatcat:6toibzrc4rberd7erpfn6ic5wq