Özden Seçkin Göbüt, Serkan Ünlü, Seçkin Özgül, Kenan Moral

A rare case of severe tricuspid regurgitation caused by TIPS stent migrating into the right atrium

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and imaging

AbstractBackgroundTransjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a common, effective and reliable treatment modality for portal hypertension. Migration of the TIPS stent into the right atrium is a rare and fatal complication.Case presentationWe report a case of severe tricuspid regurgitation caused by a stent migrating into the right atrium in a patient hospitalized with refractory ascites due to cirrhosis.DiscussionIn this case, it is noteworthy that secondary stenting, which is necessary especially in cases of occlusion, significantly increases the risk of migration.ConclusionAlthough a rare complication, intracardiac stent migration should be considered in patients with a history of TIPS in the presence of a new heart murmur and signs of arrhythmia.

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