Low-flow vascular malformations in the head and neck: Safety and feasibility of MR imaging-guided percutaneous sclerotherapy - Preliminary experience with 14 procedures in three patients

Jonathan S. Lewin, Elmar M. Merkle, Jeffrey L. Duerk, Robert W. Tarr

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Abstract

Fourteen percutaneous sclerotherapy procedures with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging guidance were performed in three patients with low-flow vascular malformations. All targeted vascular malformation compartments were filled with sclerosing agent without complications in a mean procedural time of 29 minutes. Follow-up imaging demonstrated reduction in size of the treated portions in all patients. In conclusion, sclerotherapy with MR imaging guidance can be performed safely and allows monitoring of injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-570
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume211
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformations, cranial
  • Interventional procedures
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), guidance
  • Veins, abnormalities
  • Veins, therapeutic blockade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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