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Acta Radiol Short Rep. 2013 Nov 26;2(7):2047981613511363. doi: 10.1177/2047981613511363. eCollection 2013.

Transcatheter arterial embolization of anomalous systemic arterial supply to the basal segment of the lung.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Nippon Medical School, IVR Center, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Ebina General Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan.
  • 3Nippon Medical School Graduate School Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Infection Diseases and Oncology, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

We describe the case of a 67-year-old woman with an anomalous systemic arterial supply to the basal segment of the lung, which was managed successfully by transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) with microcoils. Her chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed diffuse ground-glass opacity in the left lower lobe, no bronchial abnormalities, and blood supply from an anomalous artery originating from the descending thoracic aorta, with drainage to the normal pulmonary vein. We successfully performed TAE under balloon occlusion of the anomalous artery, without complications. TAE is a minimally invasive, safe, and valuable method, and could be used as first-line treatment in such cases.

KEYWORDS:

Lung; congenital; embolization; interventional; thorax

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