Endoscopic Robotic Retrieval of a Migrated Subclavian Vein Stent from the Right Ventricle.
13713773422646 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- Publication Date
Mar 23, 2021
A 54-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis with access through a right arm arteriovenous fistula presented with right arm swelling. Venography demonstrated right subclavian vein stenosis. A balloon angioplasty of the stenotic vein was unsuccessful, and she subsequently underwent stent placement with balloon angioplasty. Ten days following the procedure, she developed acute shortness of breath. Transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrated the migration of the venous stent into the right ventricle. Using an endoscopic robotic approach, the stent was successfully extracted from the beating heart.
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