Retroperitoneal arteriovenous malformation, a rare cause of heart failure in infancy: consideration of therapeutic approaches.


Journal Article

We report an infant presenting with congestive heart failure secondary to a large retroperitoneal arteriovenous (AV) malformation. The heart failure was treated by catheter embolization of the feeding arterial vessels with Ivalon particles. Following resolution of the heart failure, a residual avascular mass remained. A biopsy revealed the diagnosis of an undifferentiated sarcoma that was successfully treated with chemotherapy and surgery.

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Cited Authors

  • Israel, PG; Armstrong, BE; Effman, EL; Newman, GE; Anderson, PA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 52

PubMed ID

  • 8456024

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8456024

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-1971

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0172-0643

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf00794847


  • eng