Embolization of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)

Embolization of an AVM is used to close off vascular structures by transcatheter approach or percutaneous puncture using liquid or particles. The procedure is used for:

  • Treatment of hemorrhage
  • Correction of malformations or fistulae in arteries or veins
  • Organ or tumor ablation

Your physician and radiologist will determine the methods and materials to conduct the embolization procedure. Often, the best embolization material can only be selected after careful angiographic evaluation.