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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2019, Article ID 7606727, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/7606727
Case Report

Slippery Stents: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Describing Patients with May-Thurner Syndrome That Experienced Stent Migration

1Department of Internal Medicine, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI, USA
2Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester Hills, MI, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Ramy Mando; gro.tnomuaeb@odnam.ymar

Received 24 November 2018; Revised 17 February 2019; Accepted 19 February 2019; Published 5 March 2019

Academic Editor: Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta

Copyright © 2019 Ramy Mando et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Endovascular stent placement is an effective treatment for relieving chronic venous obstruction in patients with May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) with or without the presence of thrombotic lesions. Stent migration is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of endovascular stenting. Herein, we describe a case of stent migration from the left common iliac vein into the right heart, requiring open-heart surgery. We also completed a literature review of MTS patients with stent migration in hopes of raising awareness of this rare and life-threatening complication.