Retrieval of undeployed stents from the right coronary artery: report of two cases

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1993 Nov;30(3):245-8. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810300315.


Two patients are described in whom an undeployed stent (1 Wiktor and 1 Palmaz-Schatz) was retained in the proximal segment of the right coronary artery during coronary angioplasty. In both cases the stent was caught by a technique using a second guidewire. The stent was removed in the first patient during bypass surgery; in the second patient it was removed from the femoral sheath.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / instrumentation*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Coronary Vessels*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging
  • Foreign Bodies / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents*