Successful Retrieval of a Fractured and Entrapped 0.035-Inch Terumo Wire in the Femoral Artery Using Biopsy Forceps

Abstract

A 0.035-inch guide wire fracture and entrapment in a peripheral artery is a very rare complication, but when it does occur it may lead to life-threatening complications, such as perforation, thrombus formation, embolization, and subsequent limb ischemia. We describe our experience of successfully retrieving a fractured 0.035-inch Terumo guide wire in the external iliac artery using a biopsy forcep.

DOI: 10.4070/kcj.2012.42.3.201

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@inproceedings{Kang2012SuccessfulRO, title={Successful Retrieval of a Fractured and Entrapped 0.035-Inch Terumo Wire in the Femoral Artery Using Biopsy Forceps}, author={Jun Hyuk Kang and Seung-Woon Rha and Dae In Lee and Sua Kim and Jae Hyoung Lee and Seung Hun Kang and Sung Yoon Lim and Byoung Geol Choi and Amro Elnagar and Sun Won Kim and Sung Il Im and Seong Woo Han and Jin Oh Na and Cheol Ung Choi and Hong Euy Lim and Jin Won Kim and Eung Ju Kim and Chang Gyu Park and Hong Seog Seo and Dong Joo Oh}, booktitle={Korean circulation journal}, year={2012} }