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“Glue lung”: pulmonary micro-embolism caused by the glue used during interventional radiology
  1. D De Luca1,
  2. M Piastra1,
  3. D Pietrini1,
  4. M Rollo2,
  5. G Conti1
  1. 1
    Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Emergency and Intensive Care, University Hospital “AGemelli”, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
  2. 2
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital “A Gemelli”, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
  1. Dr D De Luca, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Emergency and Intensive Care, University Hospital “A Gemelli”, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L.go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italia; daniele.deluca{at}edu.rm.unicatt.it

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A boy with a complex Galen’s vein arterovenous malformation was developing multiple endovascular embolisations every 3 months from birth. A treatment was scheduled at 15 months of age. During the angiographic procedure, some of the colloidal glue was seen to suddenly migrate into the lung vascular bed, and …

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