Transesophageal echocardiography assisted retrieval of embolized inferior vena cava stent

Masoor Kamalesh, Kenneth Stokes, Andrew J. Burger

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A 32‐year‐old male with Budd‐Chiari syndrome and stenosis of the inferior vena cava presented to the hospital with severe abdominal pain. Two contiguous, 14 mm, overlapping (joined) Palmaz stents were placed across the area of stenosis in the inferior vena cava. The stents later embolized to the left pulmonary artery and were retrieved nonsurgically over a Grollman balloon catheter with transesophageal echocardiographic assistance. This case report highlights the advantages and limitations of transesophageal echocardiographic assistance in such a procedure. © Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • inferior vena cava
  • pulmonary artery
  • stenosis
  • stent removal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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