Retrieval techniques for managing flexible intracoronary stent misplacement

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1993 Sep;30(1):63-8. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810300116.


With the increasing use of flexible intracoronary stents, the likelihood of complications, including stent misplacement, will tend to rise. We describe the successful use of three commercially available retrieval devices: the nitinol gooseneck snare, the biliary forceps, and the multipurpose basket. We recommend the availability of these devices to operators involved in intracoronary stent placement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Laser-Assisted*
  • Cardiac Catheterization*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents / adverse effects*