Amplatzer vascular plug as an embolic agent in different vascular pathologies: A pictorial essay

Jonathan Tresley, Shivank Bhatia, Mohamed Kably, Prasoon Poozhikunnath Mohan, Jason Salsamendi, Govindarajan Narayanan

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The Amplatzer Vascular Plug (AVP) is a cylindrical plug made of self-expanding nitinol wire mesh with precise delivery control, which can be used for a variety of vascular pathologies. An AVP is an ideal vascular occlusion device particularly in high-flow vessels, where there is high risk of migration and systemic embolization with traditional occlusion devices. We performed 28 embolizations using the AVP from 2009 to 2014 and achieved complete occlusion without complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-261
Number of pages8
JournalIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2016



  • Amplatzer vascular plug
  • Embolization device
  • Vascular embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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