Proximal aortic stent-graft displacement with type I endoleak due to Heimlich maneuver

Peter H. Lin, Ruth L. Bush, Alan B. Lumsden

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Abstract

The Heimlich maneuver has saved countless lives by relieving foreign body obstruction from the respiratory tract. Complications related to this life-saving technique, particularly involving the abdominal aorta, are extremely rare. We report the case of a patient who underwent successful endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, with AAA reduction at postoperative surveillance. Endograft displacement after performance of the Heimlich maneuver resulted in a proximal type I endoleak. This case underscores both the potential for aortic trauma from the Heimlich maneuver and the risk for clinical failure as a result of abdominal compression after successful endovascular AAA repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-382
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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