Surgical removal of an embolised patent ductus arteriosus amplatzer occluding device in a 4-year-old girl

Document Type



Anaesthesia; Paediatrics and Child Health; Surgery


Alternative strategy of non-surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is presently the first line of therapy. Several devices are being used for transcatheter closure of PDA. A four-year-old girl underwent a second attempt at PDA closure with an amplatzer device. However, after the deployment of the device it got dislodged into the right pulmonary artery hilum. Several attempts by catheter retrieval failed. The girl underwent surgical removal of the device which was complicated by pulmonary artery injury and subsequent repair was performed on cardiopulmonary bypass.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery