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Vol 11, No 3 (2016)
Case report
Published online: 2016-07-13
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A broken balloon catheter entrapped in coronary artery due to its rupture during angioplasty of a chronic total occlusion: a rare complication of angioplasty managed conservatively

Celal Kilit, Afşin Parspur, Taner Şen, Mehmet Ali Astarcıoğlu
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2016.0034
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Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(3):219-221.

open access

Vol 11, No 3 (2016)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-13

Abstract

We present a case of a 72-year-old patient who underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty due to a chronic total occlusion of left anterior descending artery. The balloon catheter ruptured and entrapped in the chronic lesion and had broken while attempting to remove from the lesion. End portion of the balloon catheter retained in the lesion. We tried various extraction methods but were unsuccessful. Because of the patient’s high surgical risk, we left the broken part of balloon catheter in lesion and fixed it to the coronary wall by stenting.

Abstract

We present a case of a 72-year-old patient who underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty due to a chronic total occlusion of left anterior descending artery. The balloon catheter ruptured and entrapped in the chronic lesion and had broken while attempting to remove from the lesion. End portion of the balloon catheter retained in the lesion. We tried various extraction methods but were unsuccessful. Because of the patient’s high surgical risk, we left the broken part of balloon catheter in lesion and fixed it to the coronary wall by stenting.

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Keywords

percutaneous coronary intervention, balloon angioplasty, complications, coronary device entrapment

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Title

A broken balloon catheter entrapped in coronary artery due to its rupture during angioplasty of a chronic total occlusion: a rare complication of angioplasty managed conservatively

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 11, No 3 (2016)

Article type

Case report

Pages

219-221

Published online

2016-07-13

DOI

10.5603/FC.2016.0034

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(3):219-221.

Keywords

percutaneous coronary intervention
balloon angioplasty
complications
coronary device entrapment

Authors

Celal Kilit
Afşin Parspur
Taner Şen
Mehmet Ali Astarcıoğlu

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