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A Novel Use of the AMPLATZER Vascular Plug: Preventing Bile Leak Following Inadvertent Subcapsular Deployment of a Biliary Stent


The AMPLATZER Vascular Plug (AVP; AGA Medical, USA) is designed to provide optimal embolization of peripheral veins and arteries through single-device occlusion. There are no reported cases of the AVP’s being used to prevent bile leak. We report the successful use of the AVP within the liver to prevent intraperitoneal bile leak following inadvertent subcapsular stent deployment.

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Dionello, R., Warakaulle, D. & Liong, WC. A Novel Use of the AMPLATZER Vascular Plug: Preventing Bile Leak Following Inadvertent Subcapsular Deployment of a Biliary Stent. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 33, 213–214 (2010).

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