Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2014, Vol 1, Num 1 Page(s): 023-025
Open abdominal surgery for migration of patent ductus arteriosus occluder device

Fatih Gümüş, Mehmet Taşar, Fatih Ada, Zeynep Eyileten, Levent Yazıcıoğlu, Bülent Kaya, Adnan Uysalel

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Abdominal aorta; ductus arteriosus; transcatheter closure
Although percutaneous interventions have been increasing for closure of patent ductus arteriosus, there may be situations where procedure-related complications are encountered and surgical help is required. In this article, we present a five-year-old girl in whom an Amplatzer duct occluder was first dislodged into the descending aorta and then into abdominal aorta. The device was removed through open abdominal surgery by temporarily occluding the aorta.
DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2014.132