Stent grafts are utilized to treat and exclude visceral arterial aneurysms while preserving flow through the vessel. Stent-associated thrombocytopenia is a rare complication not typically seen with modern stents. The following case describes the clinical presentation of stent kinking and consumptive coagulopathy. Stent-associated microangiopathic hemolytic anemia was inferred from protracted workup and exclusion of alternative diagnoses. Despite the risk of arterial puncture in the setting of profound thrombocytopenia, the patient was successfully treated with stent embolization with near immediate rebound in platelet count. This case report documents the presentation of rare stent-associated thrombocytopenia leading to challenging diagnostic evaluation and necessitating high-risk intervention.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Vascular and Endovascular Surgery|
|Early online date||Apr 13 2021|
|State||Published - Oct 2021|
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- consumptive coagulopathy
- microangiopathic hemolytic anemia
- stent kinking
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- Case Reports