Low-flow vascular malformations in the head and neck: safety and feasibility of MR imaging-guided percutaneous sclerotherapy--preliminary experience with 14 procedures in three patients

Radiology. 1999 May;211(2):566-70. doi: 10.1148/radiology.211.2.r99ma09566.


Fourteen percutaneous sclerotherapy procedures with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging guidance were performed in three patients with low-flow vascular malformations. All targeted vascular malformation compartments were filled with sclerosing agent without complications in a mean procedural time of 29 minutes. Follow-up imaging demonstrated reduction in size of the treated portions in all patients. In conclusion, sclerotherapy with MR imaging guidance can be performed safely and allows monitoring of injection.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Head
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neck
  • Pilot Projects
  • Sclerotherapy / methods*