Case Report

Retrieval of the Amplatzer duct occluder II device embolizing to the pulmonary artery by Goose Neck snare

  • Atila İyisoy
  • Hürkan Kurşaklıoğlu
  • Turgay Çelik
  • Cem Barçın
  • Murat Çelik

Received Date: 13.04.2010 Accepted Date: 15.07.2010 Gulhane Med J 2010;52(4):276-279

Percutaneous transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus is a wellestablished procedure. Although it has been known as a safe treatment strategy, some complications have been reported. Embolization of the device, especially to the pulmonary artery, is one of these complications. In this report, we present a patient in whom an Amplatzer® duct occluder (ADO) II device embolized to the pulmonary artery and it was retrieved by using “Goose Neck” snare. We would like to notice the great importance of accurate preprocedural measurement of ductus arteriosus diameter during percutaneous transcatheter closure which seems to be a simple procedure.

Keywords: Amplatzer duct occluder, “Goose Neck” snare, patent ductus arteriosus, percutaneous transcatheter closure