Case Report

Surgery Today

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 564-567

Successful n-butyl cyanoacrylate embolization of a spontaneous rupture of the internal mammary artery in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome: report of a case

  • Akhmadu MuradiAffiliated withCenter for Endovascular Therapy, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine Email author 
  • , Masato YamaguchiAffiliated withCenter for Endovascular Therapy, Kobe University Graduate School of MedicineDepartment of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
  • , Noriaki SakamotoAffiliated withCenter for Endovascular Therapy, Kobe University Graduate School of MedicineDepartment of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
  • , Takuya OkadaAffiliated withCenter for Endovascular Therapy, Kobe University Graduate School of MedicineDepartment of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
  • , Koji IdoguchiAffiliated withCenter for Endovascular Therapy, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
  • , Koji SugimotoAffiliated withCenter for Endovascular Therapy, Kobe University Graduate School of MedicineDepartment of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access

Abstract

Hemomediastinum and hemothorax due to spontaneous internal mammary artery (IMA) rupture is extremely rare, and can be a life-threatening condition. We herein present, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of spontaneous IMA rupture complicating myelodysplastic syndrome, and the first case that was successfully treated by emergency trans-arterial embolization using n-butyl cyanoacrylate.

Keywords

Spontaneous IMA rupture n-BCA embolization Myelodysplastic syndrome