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We describe the inadvertent cannulation of the proximal descending thoracic aortic stent with a five French sheath during attempted pacemaker placement in an 88- year-old male. The injury was managed successfully by the percutaneous placement of a thoracic aortic stent graft with good outcome. Our case highlights the feasibility of managing this uncommon injury with this technique.

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Feyko, J. T., Musgrove, K., Lyle, C., & d’Audiffret, A. (2018). Thoracic stent graft placement for repair of iatrogenic aortic injury secondary to sheath placement during pacemaker insertion. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports, 6, 2050313X1775377.


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