Intractable back pain after coil embolization of giant veno-venous collaterals in a patient with fontan circulation

Seigo Okada, Masahiro Kamada, Naomi Nakagawa, Yukiko Ishiguchi, Yuji Moritoh, Mayuko Shohi, Kengo Okamoto, Shunji Hasegawa, Shouichi Ohga

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Abstract

Veno-venous collaterals are sometimes seen in patients after the Fontan procedure. A 28-year-old female with tricuspid atresia who underwent the Fontan procedure had oxygen desaturation due to a giant veno-venous collateral. Coil embolization was performed for the collateral. After the procedure, she complained of severe back pain. Anti-inflammatory analgesics and steroids were not effective, although carbamazepine promptly relieved the intractable pain. Treat-ment-related pain after coil embolization for veno-venous collaterals in patients with Fontan physiology is quite rare, although cardiologists must recognize a critical condition to be differentiated from vascular occlusion. (Int Heart J 2017; 58: 298-301)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalInternational heart journal
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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