Korean J Med.  2013 Feb;84(2):274-278.

Stent Distortion Complicated by Intravascular Ultrasound Catheter Entrapment During Pullback Interrogation

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  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. mk1997@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Entrapment of an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter during coronary intervention is rare, but can cause serious complications. Retrieval of an entrapped catheter can also lead to adverse results for implanted stents. We report a case in which the sheath tip at the guidewire exit port was entrapped and caused stent distortion during a post-stent IVUS procedure with automatic pullback.

Keyword

Intravascular ultrasound; Stent; Percutaneous coronary intervention

MeSH Terms

Catheters
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Stents
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