A 0.035-inch guide wire fracture and entrapment in a peripheral artery is a very rare complication, but when it does occur it may lead to life-threatening complications, such as perforation, thrombus formation, embolization, and subsequent limb ischemia. We describe our experience of successfully retrieving a fractured 0.035-inch Terumo guide wire in the external iliac artery using a biopsy forcep.
- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine