Iatrogenic injuries with migrated interventional stents can sometimes be life-threatening. The interventional retrieval management is generally the treatment of choice, as surgical procedures carry a high mortality risk with only a few cases reported. We report a patient with two stents migrated into the right atrium from superior vena cava resulting in cardiac perforation. She was successfully treated using pericardiocentesis followed by surgical intervention with rapid postoperative resolution of symptoms. The technique presented here substantiates the steps for a safe and effective removal of these multiple displaced stents with minimal postprocedural complications.
Khazi, Fayaz Mohammed; Alhashimi, Samer Badr Eddin; Majthoob, Motaz Yousef; Saleh, Ayman; Al-Sibaie, Ayman; and Aljassim, Obaid
"Multiple migrated superior vena cava stents with cardiac injury - A stepwise open cardiotomy strategy to mitigate potential fatality,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 33
, Article 13.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1281
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