Successful percutaneous coil embolization of coronary-pulmonary, -carotid, and -internal mammary artery fistulas

Yohei Numasawa, Akio Kawamura, Subaru Hashimoto, Ayaka Endo, Shinsuke Yuasa, Yuichiro Maekawa, Sachio Kuribayashi, Keiichi Fukuda

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We herein describe a 57-year-old man with coronary-pulmonary artery fistulas that had abnormal connections between the left common carotid artery and the left internal mammary artery. The patient was treated with percutaneous coil embolization using antegrade (via the coronary artery) and retrograde (via the pulmonary artery) approaches. Coronary artery fistulas have diverse anatomical variations, and it is important to thoroughly evaluate the anatomy before beginning any mode of treatment, surgical or endovascular. In the case reported herein, multislice computed tomography played a pivotal role in the preprocedure evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalHeart and vessels
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May


  • Coil embolization
  • Coronary artery fistula
  • Multislice computed tomography (CT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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