Minimally invasive retrieval of a dislodged Wallstent endoprosthesis after an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Device Removal
  • Foreign-Body Migration
  • Iliac Artery
  • Stents


  • Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is being performed more frequently in patients with concomitant iliac artery occlusive disease. We report a case of a 70-year-old male status post angioplasty and stenting of bilateral iliac arteries for occlusive disease who subsequently underwent EVAR for a rapidly expanding abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). One month after the placement of the endograft, it was discovered that the previously placed Wallstent had been dislodged during the endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Minimally invasive retrieval using an Amplatz Goose Neck Snare was successful in recovering the stent. This case underscores the danger of performing EVAR in the setting of prior iliac artery stenting and the potential complications that may ensue.

publication date

  • February 2008



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2007.08.051

PubMed ID

  • 18241769

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 450

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  • 3


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