Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Percutaneous Extraction of the Completely Fractured Guiding Catheter from the Tortuous Iliac Artery by using Goose Neck Snare

Osman Yesildag1, Altug Cincin2, Alper Kepez3* and Halil Atas4

Department of Cardiology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Alper Kepez 

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Abstract

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.

Keywords:

Percutaneous coronary intervention; Intracardiac catheter; Intraoperative complication

Citation:

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.

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