Percutaneous retrieval of a partially expanded iliac artery stent: Case report

A partially expanded, intraluminal, balloon-expandable Palmaz vascular stent was retrieved percutaneously in a 48-year-old woman after attempted placement across a common iliac artery stenosis. A pinhole in the balloon prevented expansion, and the stent could not be stabilized to allow balloon exchange. The stent was snared by a 5Fr 4 mm balloon catheter… CONTINUE READING