Late embolisation of an atrial septal occluder device in the abdominal aorta

Emre Özdemir, Cem Nazlı


Percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defect (sASD) - which is the most common in adult congenital heart disease - is considered to be the first treatment option but can involve early and late complications. We report on the late embolization of a device to the abdominal aorta, 12 months after successful percutaneous closure of sASD. A 63-year-old woman, who suffered from stomach ache, was found to have an ASD occluder device in her abdominal aorta.Although surgical intervention to remove the embolisation may be considered, medical follow-up and re-intervention of percutaneous closure may be feasible for inappropriate cases.

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