Stroke from delayed embolization of polymerized glue following percutaneous direct injection of a carotid body tumor

Thamburaj Krishnamoorthy, Arun Kumar Gupta, Jayadevan E. Rajan, Bejoy Thomas

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Abstract

A 52-year-old male with right carotid body tumor underwent direct percutaneous glue (n-butylcyanoacrylate [NBCA]) embolization. Several hours later, he developed left hemiparesis from embolization of the polymerized glue cast. Migration of glue during percutaneous tumor embolization is presumed to occur only in the liquid state, which may lead to stroke or cranial nerve deficits. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of delayed glue embolization from a treated hypervascular tumor of the head and neck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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