Osman Yesildag1, Altug Cincin2, Alper Kepez3* and Halil Atas4
Department of Cardiology, Marmara University School of Medicine, TurkeyFulltext PDF
Knotting of a coronary artery catheter at the level of the iliac arteries during coronary angiography is a recognized complication. However, complete fracture and separation of catheter is uncommon. We present a case with completely fractured and separated guiding catheter at the level of iliac artery during coronary intervention. Separated free segment of catheter was successfully retrieved by goose neck snare.
Percutaneous coronary intervention; Intracardiac catheter; Intraoperative complication
Yesildag O, Cincin A, Kepez A, Atas H. Percutaneous Extraction of the Completely Fractured Guiding Catheter from the Tortuous Iliac Artery by using Goose Neck Snare. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2018; 3: 1513.