Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1005
Print ISSN : 1341-1098
ISSN-L : 1341-1098
Fluoroscopic Removal of Embedded Esophageal Self-Expanding Metal Stents: Stent-in-Stent Combined with Guidewire Lasso Technique
Yonghua BiHongmei ChenWenguang ZhangXinwei HanJianzhuang Ren
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Article ID: cr.21-00120


We report the use of the guidewire lasso technique for the removal of an embedded esophageal self-expanding metal stent (SEMS), following a failure of distal to proximal invagination by removal hook caused by stent incorporation. During a removal procedure of an embedded SEMS using the hook retrieval device, the strut fractured and the stent retained. Attempts to pull up the retained stent using hook were not effective. Thus, the lasso technique with a guidewire over the retained stent was performed and successfully removed with no procedure-related complications. The patient is alive without dysphagia after 3 months follow-up.

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