CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2022; 11(01): e4-e6
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1736207
Case Report: Vascular

Retrieval of a Dislocated Stent Using a Grasping Forceps and a Steerable Sheath in a Fontan Patient

1   Children's Heart Clinic, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
,
Götz Müller
1   Children's Heart Clinic, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
,
Carsten Rickers
2   Adult with Congenital Heart Disease Section, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
,
Rainer Kozlik-Feldmann
1   Children's Heart Clinic, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.

Abstract

In Fontan patients, any pulmonary stenosis may impede free passive inflow into the pulmonary circuit and elevate central venous pressure. When stenting such pulmonary stenosis, dislocation of a stent is a feared complication. Here, we report on a successful retrieval of a dislocated Cook Formula stent into the peripheral left pulmonary artery in a Fontan patient with protein-losing enteropathy using a steerable sheath and a grasping forceps. Furthermore, a successful stent implantation for treating the stenosis was possible. Subsequently, we simulated the retraction technique ex vivo. To manage stent dislocation during complex pediatric catheter interventions, we can recommend the use of a steerable sheath guiding a grasping forceps. A dislocated stent can be grasped, completely longitudinally refolded, and safely retrieved.

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Authors' contribution

All authors performed the published catheter intervention, performed the described simulated stent retrieval procedure ex vivo, edited all figures and videos, wrote the manuscript significantly, and Assisted in planning the publication and writing the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.




Publication History

Received: 04 May 2021

Accepted: 29 June 2021

Article published online:
17 January 2022

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