Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39--41

Visualization of gastric varices using angiographic C-arm CT during retrograde transvenous sclerotherapy


Jin Iwazawa1, Shoichi Ohue2, Hisashi Abe1, Takashi Mitani1 
1 Department of Radiology, Nissay Hospital, 6-3-8 Itachibori, Nishiku, Osaka, Japan
2 Department of Radiology, Komatsu Hospital, 11-6 Kawakatsucho, Neyagawa, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Jin Iwazawa
Department of Radiology, Nissay Hospital, 6-3-8 Itachibori, Nishiku, Osaka
Japan

During retrograde transvenous sclerotherapy for gastric varices, sufficient opacification of the target varices on venography is essential for successful treatment. However, venography sometimes cannot identify target varices due to overlapping adjacent collateral vessels or leakage of contrast medium to other outflow veins. We report how C-arm CT images acquired using a flat-panel detector angiography system helped to identify target varices and predict the distribution of a sclerosant, which resulted in safer sclerotherapy and increased operator confidence.


How to cite this article:
Iwazawa J, Ohue S, Abe H, Mitani T. Visualization of gastric varices using angiographic C-arm CT during retrograde transvenous sclerotherapy.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2010;20:39-41


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Iwazawa J, Ohue S, Abe H, Mitani T. Visualization of gastric varices using angiographic C-arm CT during retrograde transvenous sclerotherapy. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Jan 26 ];20:39-41
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