The transvenous pressure cooker technique: A treatment for brain arteriovenous malformations

Interv Neuroradiol. 2017 Apr;23(2):194-199. doi: 10.1177/1591019916682357. Epub 2016 Dec 5.


The treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) remains a significant challenge, especially hemorrhagic AVMs which are unsuitable for microsurgery or radiosurgery. We demonstrate an AVM located in the left basal ganglia area, supplied by slender arteries, and treated by the transvenous pressure cooker technique. Herein, we describe the procedure and outline the crucial points and indications for this technique.

Keywords: Brain arteriovenous malformation; pressure cooker technique; transvenous embolization.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide / therapeutic use
  • Drainage / methods
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Polyvinyls / therapeutic use
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Onyx copolymer
  • Polyvinyls
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide