Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Endowed Professor
Article types Case report
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Successful transjugular extraction of a lead in front of the anterior scalene muscle by using snare technique.
Journal Formal name:Journal of arrhythmia
Abbreviation:J Arrhythm
ISSN code:18804276
Domestic / ForeginDomestic
Publisher Elsevier
Volume, Issue, Page 31(4),pp.249-251
Author and coauthor OKADA Ayako†, AIZAWA Kazunori, TOMITA Takeshi, YOSHIE Kouji, TAKEUCHI Takahiro, SHODA Morio, IKEDA Uichi
Publication date 2015/08
Summary The incidence of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection is increasing. We report a case of and successful device removal in a 79-year-old man with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator infection. Right phrenic nerve paralysis was evident on chest radiography. The lead was in front of the anterior scalene muscle, close to the left phrenic nerve. Therefore, extraction carried a risk of bilateral phrenic nerve paralysis. The lead was successfully extracted from the right internal jugular vein by using the snare technique. No complications occurred, and the extraction was successful.
DOI 10.1016/j.joa.2014.12.002
PMID 26336570