The rare patient with infrainguinal stent restenosis a complication: Atherectomy device fracture
Excisional atherectomy alone or followed by balloon angioplasty in patients with infra-inguinal peripheral artery disease is an acceptable and appropriate treatment strategy. In this article, a case study of a 67-year-old man who had an intravascular foreign body removed due to an aterectomy device fracture while performing atherectomy due to peripheral arterial disease in the Cardiovascular Surgery Unit of our hospital is presented. The foreign body was demonstrated by a digital subtraction angiography examination. Access to the superficial femoral artery was made by an incision on the anterior 1/3 of the right thigh, and the broken atherectomy part was excised. Surgical intervention may be required to remove the intravascular foreign body that is broken during peripheral artery atherectomy.
Keywords: Peripheral artery disease; atherectomy; foreign body