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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2018, Article ID 4694931, 5 pages
Case Report

Endovascular Embolization of Spontaneous Iliopsoas Hematoma: First Experience with Squidperi

1ASST Santi Paolo and Carlo, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Science, Radiology and Interventional Radiology Unit, Via Pio II 3, 20153 Milano, Italy
2Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Interventional Radiology Unit, Galliera Hospital, Mura delle Cappuccine 14, 16128 Genova, Italy
3Postgraduation School in Radiodiagnostics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122 Milano, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Silvia Squarza; ti.oohay@azrauqs.aivlis

Received 15 September 2017; Revised 17 January 2018; Accepted 1 February 2018; Published 27 February 2018

Academic Editor: Roberto Iezzi

Copyright © 2018 Pierluca Torcia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 79-year-old man, suffering from atrial fibrillation and on anticoagulation therapy, was admitted at the emergency department of our institution because of a worsening respiratory insufficiency. After a diagnostic work-up, he was found to suffer from pneumonia, and antibiotic therapy was settled. He was kept under observation for his pulmonary conditions but, within a week, he developed a spontaneous iliopsoas hematoma, due to a sudden dysregulation of anticoagulation therapy subsequent to new in-hospital treatments. An endovascular approach was attempted and the bleeding vessels were embolized with a new liquid agent, named Squidperi (Emboflu, Switzerland). Complete exclusion of the diseased vessels was obtained and no complications occurred after the procedure. We conclude that Squidperi can be considered as an option for treatment of spontaneous iliopsoas hematomas.