Surgical removal of stent entrapped in proximal left coronary artery system

Eldad Erez, Itzhak Herz, Eitan Snir, Ehud Raanani, Hanoch Menkes, Bernardo A. Vidne

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Coronary artery stents were developed to prevent acute coronary closure and reduce restenosis after coronary angioplasty. A well-recognized, although uncommon, complication of stent deployment is loss of control, resulting in the stent being inadvertently deployed in an undesirable location. This case study describes a patient who underwent stent insertion to the left anterior descending artery and had stent entrapment in the left anterior descending/left main coronary artery. The stent was surgically removed, preventing unnecessary bypass grafting to a normal circumflex artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-885
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996


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