Gastrointest Interv.  2016 Jul;5(2):156-158. 10.18528/gii160001.

Percutaneous retrieval of a misplaced transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt stent using the rigid endobronchial forceps

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  • 1Interventional Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA. kims@mir.wustl.edu

Abstract

Summary of Event: A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) stent (Viatorr) was misplaced into main portal vein and superior mesenteric vein. This misplaced covered stent was then successfully retrieved using the rigid endobronchial forceps. Teaching Point: Before release the covered portion of the TIPS stent (Viatorr), it is necessary to confirm the position of uncovered portion in portal vein and covered portion in parenchymal tract. The endobronchial forceps technique is a safe and efficient method for retrieving a misplaced TIPS stent.

Keyword

Device removal; Portosystemic shunt, transjugular intrahepatic; Stents

MeSH Terms

Device Removal
Mesenteric Veins
Methods
Portal Vein
Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical*
Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic
Stents*
Surgical Instruments*
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