Case Report
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World J Radiol. Jun 28, 2015; 7(6): 139-142
Published online Jun 28, 2015. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v7.i6.139
Endovascular retrieval of a prematurely deployed covered stent
Jefferson T Miley, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Ramachandra P Tummala
Jefferson T Miley, Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Dell Medical School, the University of Texas at Austin, El Paso, TX 79905, United States
Gustavo J Rodriguez, Department of Neurology and Radiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX 79905, United States
Ramachandra P Tummala, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States
Author contributions: Miley JT manuscript designed this work, collected the data and drafted the main work; Rodriguez GJ contributed to reviewing the literature; Rodriguez GJ and Tummala RP gave the critical review of the manuscript; Tummala RP approved to the final manuscript.
Ethics approval: The procedure was reviewed and approved by the University of Minnesota/Fairview Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent: The patient provided informed written consent prior to the procedure.
Conflict-of-interest: None.
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Correspondence to: Gustavo J Rodriguez, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Radiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, TX 79905, United States.
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Received: September 16, 2014
Peer-review started: September 16, 2014
First decision: October 28, 2014
Revised: April 20, 2015
Accepted: May 5, 2015
Article in press: May 6, 2015
Published online: June 28, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Increasingly complex neurovascular lesions are now amenable to endovascular therapy due to the development of new devices and techniques. However, malfunction or failure of these devices remains a potential hurdle to a successful treatment. Consequently, a growing body of reports describing rescue and salvage techniques have emerged. In this report, we discuss the endovascular retrieval of a prematurely deployed covered stent during the treatment of a traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula.