Direct percutaneous embolization of a carotid body tumor with N-butyl cyanoacrylate: an alternative method to endovascular embolization

Harman M., Etlik O., Unal O.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.45, no.6, pp.646-648, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02841850410006759
  • Journal Name: ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.646-648
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


We report ultrasound-guided direct percutaneous injection of n-butyl cyanoacrylate for preoperative embolization of carotid body tumor in a 50-year-old patient. Angiographic road map assistance was used for protection of parent arteries during the injection. After embolization, complete devascularization of the tumor was achieved without complications. The tumor was removed surgically with minimal blood loss. This procedure is effective and promising for preoperative embolization of carotid body tumors.