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Radiology Research and Practice
Volume 2014, Article ID 258954, 6 pages
Clinical Study

Endovascular Embolisation of Visceral Artery Pseudoaneurysms

1Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2Department of Radiology, French Medical Institute for Children, Aliabad, Kabul, Afghanistan

Received 17 March 2014; Revised 8 June 2014; Accepted 10 June 2014; Published 15 July 2014

Academic Editor: Paul Sijens

Copyright © 2014 Yasir Jamil Khattak 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.


Objective. To evaluate the technical success, safety, and outcome of endovascular embolization procedure in management of visceral artery pseudoaneurysms. Materials and Methods. 46 patients were treated for 53 visceral pseudoaneurysms at our institution. Preliminary diagnostic workup in all cases was performed by contrast enhanced abdominal CT scan and/or duplex ultrasound. In all patients, embolization was performed as per the standard departmental protocol. For data collection, medical records and radiology reports of all patients were retrospectively reviewed. Technical success, safety, and outcome of the procedure were analyzed. Results. Out of 46 patients, 13 were females and 33 were males. Mean patient age was years and mean pseudoaneurysm size was  mm. Technical success rate for endovascular visceral pseudoaneurysm coiling was 93.47% . Complication rate was 6.52% . Followup was done for a mean duration of months (0.5–69 months). Complete resolution of symptoms or improvement in clinical condition was seen in 36 patients (80%) out of those 45 in whom procedure was technically successful. Conclusion. Results of embolization of visceral artery pseudoaneurysms with coils at our center showed high success rate and good short term outcome.