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- Received October 5, 2016
- Accepted October 20, 2016
- Published online January 2, 2017.
- Zhongzhi Jia, PhD and
- Guomin Jiang, MD∗ ()
- Department of Interventional Radiology, the Second People’s Hospital of Changzhou, Nanjing Medical University, Chang zhou, China
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Dr. Guomin Jiang, Department of Interventional Radiology, the Second People’s Hospital of Changzhou, Nanjing Medical University, Xing Long Road 29#, Chang zhou, China, 213003.
A 27-year-old man presented with a huge hematoma in the neck because of a knife wound. Vertebral artery rupture was suspected by ultrasonography. Vertebral arteriography was performed for a possible cover stent placement, and a right vertebral artery rupture was identified. A balloon was placed proximal to the right vertebral artery (Figure 1A). Left vertebral arteriography showed a huge hematoma at the site of the rupture of the right vertebral artery (Figure 1B), and a microcatheter was placed into the right vertebral artery via the left vertebral artery with the tip at the site of rupture (Figure 1C). The distal of vertebral artery was embolized by coils (Figure 1D). The wound and hematoma were treated with surgical irrigation and debridement after the embolization procedure, and the patient recovered without procedure-related complications and side effects at 4 years follow-up.
Supported by High-Level Medical Talents Training Project of Changzhou (NO. 2016CZBJ009). The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received October 5, 2016.
- Accepted October 20, 2016.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation