Hypersplenism treated by partial splenic embolization using guglielmi detachable coils

Shunichi Matsuoka, Shinya Kamimura, Taku Mizutani, Shoichi Miyazawa, Naoki Matsumoto, Mitsuhiko Moriyama

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A 52-year-old man underwent partial splenic embolization (PSE) for hypersplenism. The intrasplenic artery targeted for the embolization was large, and the distance between its trifurcated branches was short; therefore, Guglielmi detachable coils (GDC) 360° Complex Shape® were used, as well as conventional metal coils, to prevent coil migration. GDC are equipped with a shape-memory function and are more physically stable than conventional metallic coils because they form three-dimensional loops. In this case, an ideal extent of the splenic infarction was successfully achieved using a small number of coils. This is the first report of the use of GDC in PSE for hypersplenism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2179-2183
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015


  • Guglielmi detachable coil
  • Hypersplenism
  • Partial splenic embolization
  • Thrombocytopenia


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