Successful retrieval of a migrated shunt catheter causing severe pulmonary insufficiency

Shunsuke Aoi, Gabriele Luozzo, Gianluca Torregrossa, Dennis Finkielstein

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Abstract

We report a case of a woman who presented with worsening shortness of breath due to a migrated ventriculoatrial shunt catheter into the pulmonary artery causing severe pulmonary insufficiency. She underwent surgical catheter removal. The majority of the catheter was easily retrieved; however, there were areas where the catheter was embedded into the myocardium, which would have posed a challenge with an endovascular approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Echography
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • pulmonary regurgitation
  • shunt catheter

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