Emergent treatment of an latrogenic arterial injury at femoral puncture site with Symbiot (R) self-expanding PTFE-covered coronary stent-graft

Arat A., Turkbey B., Cil B. E. , Canyigit M., Cekirge S.

AUSTRALASIAN RADIOLOGY, vol.51, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


We report an intracranial stenting procedure complicated by active bleeding from the femoral puncture site because of high arterial puncture. The patient was treated by placement of two PTIFE-covered self-expanding coronary stent-grafts. To our knowledge, there have been very few reports on stent-grafting of femoral artery in the literature. The low profile and flexibility of the coronary stent-graft enabled treatment via a six French sheath and 12th month patency is demonstrated with CT angiography.