A Rare Complication of PDA Coil Occlusion: Rapidly Migrating Foreign Body from Femoral Vein to Right Ventricle

Ozgur Dag, Sureyya Talay, Mehmet Ali Kaygin, Bilgehan Erkut


We report the case of a 4 year young female patient with a complication of patent ductus arteriosus during coil occlusion. Preoperative radiological scopy on the operating table demonstrated the coil which migrated from iliac vein to right ventricle during short transport time. Patient underwent an emergent aorto- bicaval cannulation with sternotomy and removal of the coil under cardiac arrest via right atriotomy. Consequently, we strongly advocate that these percutaneous techniques can only be performed in circumstances with backup possibilities by cardiovascular surgeons.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(3):139-141
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc350w


PDA; Coil occlusion; Complication; Surgery

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