Percutaneous Retrieval of Embolized Amplatzer Septal Occluder after Treatment of Double Atrial Septal Defect: A Case Report

Jae Yeong Cho, Kye Hun Kim, Hyun Ju Yoon, Hyun Ju Seon, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Jeong Gwan Cho, Jong Chun Park
Journal of Korean Medical Science 2015, 30 (9): 1361-6
Embolization of the occlusion device after percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) is a potential disastrous complication. The usual site of embolization is the right side of the heart including pulmonary artery, but the device embolization to the extracardiac aorta is extremely rare. Here, we report a successful percutaneous retrieval case of the embolized Amplatzer Septal Occluder (ASO) to the descending thoracic aorta after the successful deployment of two ASO devices in a patient with double ASD. Competition between the two devices to obtain a stable position may be an explanation for the migration of ASO.

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