A successful case of transcatheter arterial embolization with n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate for pancreatic arteriovenous malformation

Intern Med. 2014;53(23):2683-7. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.53.3327. Epub 2014 Dec 1.


A 57-year-old man was referred and admitted to our hospital for treatment of a symptomatic pancreatic mass. Pancreatic arteriovenous malformation (AVM) was diagnosed based on the findings of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and angiography, and transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) with N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) was performed without complications. The patient's symptoms subsequently improved after TAE, and resolution of the pancreatic AVM was detected on contrast-enhanced CT performed six months after the embolization procedure. This case indicates that TAE with NBCA is a safe and effective treatment for pancreatic AVM.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angiography
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Contrast Media
  • Embolization, Therapeutic* / methods
  • Enbucrilate / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreas / blood supply*
  • Pancreas / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Contrast Media
  • Enbucrilate