CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 942–944

Entrapment of the StarClose Vascular Closure System After Attempted Common Femoral Artery Deployment

  • Jeremy C. Durack
  • D. Thor Johnson
  • Nicholas Fidelman
  • Robert K. Kerlan
  • Jeanne M. LaBerge
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00270-011-0264-1

Cite this article as:
Durack, J.C., Thor Johnson, D., Fidelman, N. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2012) 35: 942. doi:10.1007/s00270-011-0264-1

Abstract

A complication of the StarClose Vascular Closure System (Abbott, Des Plaines, IL) after a transarterial hepatic chemoembolization is described. After attempted clip deployment, the entire device became lodged in the tissues overlying the common femoral artery and could not be removed percutaneously. Successful removal of the device required surgical cutdown for removal and arterial repair. Entrapment of the StarClose vascular closure deployment system is a potentially serious complication that has been reported in the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database, but has not been recognized in the literature.

Keywords

Complication Femoral artery StarClose Vascular closure 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy C. Durack
    • 1
  • D. Thor Johnson
    • 1
  • Nicholas Fidelman
    • 1
  • Robert K. Kerlan
    • 1
  • Jeanne M. LaBerge
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Biomedical ImagingUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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