A curious case of forceps delivery in IR

Sergey Bondarev, Scott Resnick*

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Self-expanding nitinol stents are routinely used to treat left common iliac vein compression in patients with May-Thurner syndrome. On occasion these stents do not provide adequate radial force to achieve a sufficient iliac lumen. If symptoms persist and persistent iliac vein compression is noted then balloon-expandable stents may be used to provide buttressing support at the compression site. We present a case where the buttressing balloon-expandable stent is crushed and subsequently removed percutaneously prior to placement of a high radial force self-expanding stent at the compressive site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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