Proximal aortic stent-graft displacement with type I endoleak due to Heimlich maneuver Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Stents

abstract

  • The Heimlich maneuver has saved countless lives by relieving foreign body obstruction from the respiratory tract. Complications related to this life-saving technique, particularly involving the abdominal aorta, are extremely rare. We report the case of a patient who underwent successful endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, with AAA reduction at postoperative surveillance. Endograft displacement after performance of the Heimlich maneuver resulted in a proximal type I endoleak. This case underscores both the potential for aortic trauma from the Heimlich maneuver and the risk for clinical failure as a result of abdominal compression after successful endovascular AAA repair.

publication date

  • August 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0741-5214(03)00294-5

PubMed ID

  • 12891124

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 380

end page

  • 2

volume

  • 38

number

  • 2