A method providing bidirectional control of coil delivery in occlusions of patent ductus arteriosus with shallow ampulla and Pott's shunts

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jun 1;79(11):1561-3. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00197-5.


A novel method using a snare and bioptome to provide bidirectional control of a Gianturco coil for occlusion of a patent ductus arteriosus with a shallow ampulla and Pott's shunts is presented. This method greatly reduces the risk of coil embolization and optimizes coil position in difficult cases.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / pathology*
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods