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Iatrogenic Hepatic Puncture while Placing a Peritoneal Drain: Percutaneous Direct Embolization under Ultrasound Guidance

Apr 1, 2011 | Magazine: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Benito A, Saiz-Mendiguren R, García-Lallana A, Cano D, Elorz M, Bilbao JI.
Department of Radiology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Avenida Pio XII no. 36, 31008 Pamplona, Spain


Different percutaneous techniques have been used to treat ascites, such as paracentesis, percutaneous catheter drainage, and permanent drain placement. Although these techniques are associated with low morbility rates, complications have been reported.

We report a case of percutaneous embolization after a iatrogenic hepatic puncture while placing a peritoneal drain for malignant ascites, which was solved with immediate and direct embolization with the use of ultrasound (US) guidance.

CITATION  J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2011 Apr;22(4):582-4