The broken and “O”-shaped folded catheter during coronary angiography: Percutaneous retrieval via femoral approach using the “wire-balloon” technique [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-92068 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2019.92068

The broken and “O”-shaped folded catheter during coronary angiography: Percutaneous retrieval via femoral approach using the “wire-balloon” technique

Kerim Esenboga, Demet Menekşe Gerede Uludağ, Mustafa Kılıçkap, Ali Timucin Altin
Department of Cardiology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Entrapment of equipments during coronary angiography is an uncommon but serious complication of invasive coronary procedures. Extraction of trapped material percutaneously is the accepted method of treatment. Herein, we present the extraction of a diagnostic catheter retained as a result of folding into an “O” shape in the right common iliac artery while trying to engage the tip of the catheter to the right coronary ostium. This rationale and unique ‘’wire-balloon” method, requiring no specifically designed device, can be simply and safely performed in similar cases.

Keywords: Broken catheter, coronary angiography, technique

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Corresponding Author: Kerim Esenboga, Türkiye
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