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Guide wire fracture with remnant filament in left circumflex artery and ascending aorta

MOJ Clinical & Medical Case Reports
Kitigon Vichairuangthum1,2

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Retained fractured coronary guide wire fragments are rarely encountered during percutaneous coronary intervention, but may cause fatal complication such as thrombosis, emboli, dissection and perforation. Management of retained fractured coronary guide wire depends upon the clinical situation of the patient and the position and length of the fractured guide wire remnant. This article present a case of remnant guide wire filaments that remained in aorta without complications


coronary perforation, percutaneous coronary intervention, fractured guidewire, retained guide wire, left circumflex artery, right coronary artery, fluoroscopic test