Branch Artery Occlusion: An Unusual Complication of External Carotid Embolization

H. Kaz Soong, Steven A. Newman, Ashok A.J. Kumar

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Abstract

A case of retinal branch artery occlusion was caused by migration of emboli, presumably via collateral circulation, during therapeutic embolization of the maxillary artery. Migration of particles to the ophthalmic circulation is unusual with embolization of the branches of the external carotid artery. Meticulous technique, careful angiographic monitoring, and proper selection of embolic material may reduce, but not eliminate, migration of emboli to undesirable locations. Therapeutic embolization of vascular tumors and malformations in the external carotid territory is a recent radiologic innovation that is becoming increasingly popular. Therefore, we may expect to see more ocular complications from aberrant emboli as the use of this technique becomes more widespread.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1909-1911
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume100
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1982

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Embolism
Therapeutic Embolization
Arteries
Maxillary Artery
Retinal Artery Occlusion
External Carotid Artery
Collateral Circulation
Vascular Malformations
Neoplasms

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Branch Artery Occlusion : An Unusual Complication of External Carotid Embolization. / Soong, H. Kaz; Newman, Steven A.; Kumar, Ashok A.J.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 100, No. 12, 12.1982, p. 1909-1911.

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