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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 477–479 | Cite as

Coil Embolization Treatment in Pulmonary Artery Branch Rupture During Swan-Ganz Catheterization

  • Yannick Gottwalles
  • Marie-Eve Wunschel-Joseph
  • Michel Hanssen
Case Report

Abstract

Rupture of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches during Swan-Ganz catheterization is a complication that is rare but remains fatal in almost 50% of cases. The risk factors and mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of this accident have been widely reported. Management is twofold: resuscitation procedures and specific medical or even surgical treatment. We report a case of pulmonary artery rupture occurring during Swan-Ganz catheterization that was treated by coil embolization. This technique, which is quick and simple to use, would appear to be very promising. This is the first case of successful emergency treatment of pulmonary artery rupture using an endovascular technique.

Key words: Swan-Ganz catheter—Vessel rupture—Embolization, coil—Intraluminal procedure 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannick Gottwalles
    • 1
  • Marie-Eve Wunschel-Joseph
    • 2
  • Michel Hanssen
    • 2
  1. 1.Intensive Care Unit GHPCA, Saint Joseph Clinic, 16, Rue Roesselmann, F-68027 Colmar CedexFrance
  2. 2.Interventional Cardiology Unit, General Hospital, 64, Avenue du Professeur Leriche, F-67504 Haguenau CedexFrance

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