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Interventional Radiology - Technical Note
A curious case of forceps delivery in IR
1 Department of Radiology, Rosalind Franklin University Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, USA  
2 Department of Interventional Radiology, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, USA  
Diagn Interv Radiol 2019; 25: 242-244
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2019.18169

Self-expanding nitinol stents are routinely used to treat left common iliac vein compression in patients with May-Thurner syndrome. On occasion these stents do not provide adequate radial force to achieve a sufficient iliac lumen. If symptoms persist and persistent iliac vein compression is noted then balloon-expandable stents may be used to provide buttressing support at the compression site.  We present a case where the buttressing balloon-expandable stent is crushed and subsequently removed percutaneously prior to placement of a high radial force self-expanding stent at the compressive site.


You may cite this article as: Bondarev S, Resnick S. A curious case of forceps delivery in IR. Diagn Interv Radiol 2019; 25:242-244.

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