Stent Strut Protrusion – An Uncommon Complication of Stent Placement in a Fistula
Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2014
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Seminars in Dialysis
Volume 27, Issue 5, pages 529–532, September–October 2014
How to Cite
Sequeira, A., Artikov, S. and Abreo, K. (2014), Stent Strut Protrusion – An Uncommon Complication of Stent Placement in a Fistula. Seminars in Dialysis, 27: 529–532. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12193
- Issue online: 10 SEP 2014
- Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2014
Stent strut protrusion through the skin is a rare and a potentially dangerous complication from the cannulation of stents placed within arterio-venous fistulas and grafts. Such cases are usually managed surgically. We present a case wherein strut penetration of an arterio-venous fistula was noted at the distal (uncovered) end of a Fluency Plus® tracheo bronchial stent graft. After analyzing the various reasons why this may have happened, a nonsurgical approach was taken to preserve the access and manage strut protrusion.