Retrograde Embolization of the Left Vertebral Artery in a Type II Endoleak After Endovascular Treatment of Aortic Thoracic Rupture: Technical Note

Department of Endovascular Therapy, Hospiten Rambla, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology (Impact Factor: 2.07). 01/2009; 32(1):169-73. DOI: 10.1007/s00270-008-9397-2
Source: PubMed


Endoleak is a frequent complication after endovascular repair of aortic rupture. We describe the case of a female patient with traumatic aortic injury, treated with endograft, who developed a type II endoleak through the left subclavian and vertebral arteries. Both arteries originated independently from the aortic arch, and were managed with coil embolization of each vessel. We also report our experience with treating the left vertebral artery by placing a microcatheter through the right vertebral one.

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