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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 295–297 | Cite as

Immediate transbiliary embolization of a biliary-hepatic artery fistula encountered during access for percutaneous biliary drainage

  • Nobuo Nakagawa
  • Yasuo Nakajima
  • Susan M. Bird
  • Masato Wakabayashi
Case Reports

Abstract

The authors describe a case in which a biliary-hepatic artery fistula was created by a glidewire perforation during percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and was successfully treated by embolization via the transbiliary tract. Great caution should be exercised to avoid perforation when a Terumo hydrophilic glidewire is used during biliary intervention.

Key words

Bile ducts, injury Percutaneous drainage Interventional procedure Fistula, therapeutic blockage 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuo Nakagawa
    • 1
  • Yasuo Nakajima
    • 1
  • Susan M. Bird
    • 1
  • Masato Wakabayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe University of Iowa College of MedicineIowa CityUSA

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