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, cilt.45, ss.646-648, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02841850410006759
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.646-648


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.