Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Technical Note

ArtVentive endoluminal occlusion system for proximal splenic artery embolization


Department of Radiology, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia


Department of Radiology, Alfred hospital, Melbourne, Australia


Department of Surgery, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26: 488-491
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2020.19417
Read: 461 Downloads: 235 Published: 13 December 2019

We aimed to discuss and evaluate the technical success and efficacy of the ArtVentive endoluminal occlusion system (EOS) device for splenic embolization. A retrospective review was undertaken for all patients in whom the EOS device was deployed for the purpose of splenic embolization. Data was collected by a search of splenic artery embolization procedures in the hospital computer database. Data was reviewed for all patients in whom an EOS plug was deployed. Patient demographics, technical aspects of the procedure and follow-up at one month were reviewed.  We review the technical success and efficacy of this occlusion device. Six patients underwent splenic embolization with the EOS plug. There were 5 male and 1 female patients; age range was 24–88 years. Five 8 mm and one 5 mm EOS plugs were deployed for the occlusion of the splenic artery. The technical success rate was 100% occurring in all 6 splenic arteries. One patient underwent a second angiogram and subsequent splenectomy for persistent splenic hemorrhage. One patient had a subsequent splenectomy for bacteremia with the spleen as the suspected source. This early data supports the efficacy of the EOS plug for the embolization of the proximal splenic artery. 

You may cite this article as: Moriarty HK, Clements W, Koukounaras J, Goh GS, Joseph T, Phan T. ArtVentive endoluminal occlusion system for proximal splenic artery embolization. Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26:488–491

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