Embolization of a Giant Intercostal Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation
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Intercostal aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and fistulas (AVF) are rare lesions. Only a few cases have been described in the literature [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]. Most lesions are considered to be acquired, i.e., secondary to trauma or iatrogenic, although some cases may be congenital in origin [1, 6, 7, 8, 10]. We present a case of a giant intercostal artery aneurysm associated with a paravertebral pleural arteriovenous malformation in a young patient, which was treated by embolization with coils and glue, using a bilateral transarterial approach.
KeywordsThoracic Aorta Arteriovenous Malformation Spontaneous Pneumothorax Intercostal Artery Giant Aneurysm
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.