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Safe retrieval of embolized patent ductus arteriosus coil via left thoracotomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20959885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
During transcatheter occlusion of a patent ductus arteriosus, one potential complication is that the coil can embolize into one of the branch pulmonary arteries or the aorta. It is often possible to remove this coil percutaneously, but at times, surgical intervention is required. The present report describes a case in which the coil migrated to the left pulmonary artery and repeated attempts to retrieve the coil were unsuccessful. A left thoracotomy was performed, the coil was removed and the patent ductus arteriosus was ligated.
Melanie Finkbeiner; Jacques Leblanc; Martin Hosking; Andrew Campbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1918-1515     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-20     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715903     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e73-4     Citation Subset:  -    
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