Cardiac perforation due to wallstent embolization: A fatal complication of the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure

Joseph A. Prahlow, Timothy J. O'Bryant, Jeffrey J. Barnard

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Abstract

The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure is an effective intervention for patients with bleeding esophageal varices. Potential complications are numerous but rarely serious. A case of hemopericardium, cardiac tamponade, and death caused by perforation of the right atrium and aorta by a stent after embolization from the liver during stent placement is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-172
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume205
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1997

Keywords

  • Esophagus, interventional procedure
  • Esophagus, varices
  • Shunts, portosystemic
  • Stents and prostheses
  • Surgery, complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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