A stranger in the heart: LRV stent migration


We present a case of migration of the left renal vein (LRV) stent into the right ventricle in a patient with nutcracker syndrome. After a failed attempt of percutaneous endovascular removal of the stent, the stent in the heart was removed by open cardiac surgery, another stent was placed into the LRV via a puncture in the inferior vena cava (IVC) under direct vision, and the patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery. At 3 years follow-up, the patient was asymptomatic and Doppler ultrasonography demonstrated the stent to be patent and well-positioned.

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@article{Chen2008ASI, title={A stranger in the heart: LRV stent migration}, author={Shan-wen Chen and Hongkun Zhang and Lu Tian and Ming Li and Min Zhou and Zhong-gao Wang}, journal={International Urology and Nephrology}, year={2008}, volume={41}, pages={427-430} }