Fluoroscopic guided fogarty embolectomy for an angio-seal embolism in the popliteal artery

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Abstract

The Angio-Seal is a widely used arterial closure device that helps achieve faster hemostasis and provide early ambulation to patients. However, it can cause various complications in clinical practice. We present the uncommon complication of popliteal artery occlusion following Angio-Seal deployment, and describe an effective interventional approach to its treatment. Because fluoroscopy-guided Fogarty embolectomy has the advantages of complete removal of the embolus without fragmentation, and clear visualization of the exact location of the embolus during the procedure, it is a suitable method for treating this complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-639
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1

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Keywords

  • Angio-seal
  • Complication
  • Embolism
  • Interventional therapy
  • Popliteal artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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