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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2001 April;49(2):137-40

language: Italian

Retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with neuritis symptomatology due to external iliac artery stent subadventitial migration

Raso A. M., Rispoli P., Conforti M., Comelli S., Moniaci D., Ortensio M., Varetto G., Zan S.


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The occurrence of a neuritis of the ischiatic nerve and the genito-femoral nerve due to the implant of three stents in the iliac artery, is an extremely rare complication, expecially if associated with retroperitoneal fibrosis which caused a nevritis symptomatology. A case of stent migration in the subadventitial space which caused 4 years from angioplasty and stents implant, a nevritis symptomatology. Retroperi-toneal fibrosis has been considered as a consequence of the stents presence and of their chronic irritational activity, expecially for what concerns the stent migrated in the subadventitial space; the procedure personally performed in this case is reported.

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