Regine R.,P.O.S. Maria delle Grazie |
Palmieri F.,P.O.S. Maria delle Grazie |
De Siero M.,P.O.S. Maria delle Grazie |
Rescigno A.,P.O.S. Maria delle Grazie |
And 3 more authors.
Interventional Medicine and Applied Science | Year: 2015
Purpose: The aim of our study is to verify the feasibility and the efficacy of Onyx as embolization agent in the treatment of traumatic and non-traumatic peripheral vascular lesions. Materials and Methods: In the period between September 2006 and March 2012, we treated with Onyx 26 patients (14 males/12 females; age range, 18-85 years old; mean age, 65 years old), 11 of which with traumatic peripheral vascular lesions and 15 with non-traumatic vascular lesions (9 neoplastic hemorrhagic lesions, 3 arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and 3 aneurysms). Follow-up controls were performed with clinical examination and by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) imaging 1, 6, and 12 months after the procedure. Results: All peripheral vascular lesions were embolized with Onyx; 3 patients with aneurysms were treated with Onyx associated with endovascular coils. Four elective and 22 emergency embolization procedures were performed. In all patients, we obtained cessation of bleeding and the complete and permanent embolization of all vascular lesions. Conclusions: Onyx is an effective and safe embolization agent for peripheral vascular lesions. © 2014 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.