Pigtail catheter fracture and embolization into the abdominal aorta: an extremely rare angiographic complication


Akpinar I., DOĞAN S. M. , Karabag T., Sayin M. R. , Kucuk E., Buyukates M., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE, vol.13, no.10, pp.648-650, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.2459/jcm.0b013e328358ccc4
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.648-650

Abstract

Coronary angiography is a widely used diagnostic method for coronary artery disease. In clinical practice, although complications of the procedure often involve the vascular access point, there is no previous report of the fracture and embolization of the distal tip of a pigtail catheter. Herein, we present the case of a 51-year-old woman whose left ventriculography was interrupted by fracture of the curved tip of a pigtail catheter, which remained at the renal artery level in the abdominal aorta.