Double lumen balloon catheter in arterio-venousmalformation embolization using Onyx
S. Sirakov, B. Kamenov, M. Penkov, M. Marinov
Ethylene vinyl alcohol co-polymer (Onyx) is moreand more used for embolization of intracranial arteriovenous malformations. Traditional catheter based techniques for Onyx infiltration may be associated with reflux of Onyx resulting in cathteter retention, vessel rupture or reflux into en-passage arteries. Balloon assisted Onyx embolization may eliminate some of these problems encountered with traditional catheter based techniques. Here in, we report our initial experience in performing balloon assisted AVM embolization for brain AVMs.
Key words: DOUBLE LUMEN BALLOON CATHETER. ARTERIO- VENOUS MALFORMATION ЕMBOLIZATION. ONYX