Minimally invasive retrieval of a dislodged Wallstent endoprosthesis after an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Russell C. Lam, Soo J. Rhee, Nicholas J. Morrissey, James F. McKinsey, Peter L. Faries, K. Craig Kent

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Abstract

Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is being performed more frequently in patients with concomitant iliac artery occlusive disease. We report a case of a 70-year-old male status post angioplasty and stenting of bilateral iliac arteries for occlusive disease who subsequently underwent EVAR for a rapidly expanding abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). One month after the placement of the endograft, it was discovered that the previously placed Wallstent had been dislodged during the endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Minimally invasive retrieval using an Amplatz Goose Neck Snare was successful in recovering the stent. This case underscores the danger of performing EVAR in the setting of prior iliac artery stenting and the potential complications that may ensue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-453
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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