Late presenting partially displaced atrial septal closure device: Surgical vs percutaneous correction? A case report

Mian Mustafa Kamal, Abdul Ahad Sohail, Mian Yasir Kamal, Naveed A. Pasha, Syed Shahabuddin, Hasanat Sharif

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Introduction: Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is one of the most common congenital cardiac defect. Even though surgical repair of ASD is the current method of choice but percutaneous device closure is rapidly gaining popularity as it is less invasive. Dislodgment and embolization of the device may occur requiring urgent surgical retrieval. Case presentation: We report a case of 54-years-old female patient with a history of ASD device closure 4 years ago, presenting with progressive shortness of breath for past 2 months. She had a partial dehiscence of an ASD device causing a residual ASD of 17 mm. She underwent urgent surgical repair of an ASD with a bovine pericardial patch without ASD device being explanted. Clinical discussion: Management of a dislodged ASD device may be percutaneous or surgical. Dislodged ASD devices that present months after deployment may become fibro-adhered to the site of embolization. Hence its retrieval can be challenging even via open surgical method. Our case describes a novel method to repair a residual ASD and prevent complications associated with dislodgement of device without completely explanting the device. Conclusion: In this case, the late presentation of the patient with a partially dehisced device makes it a distinctive case with a novel way on how to treat such a presentation surgically, ensuring that the device doesn't embolize further causing fatal complications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107626
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


  • ASD closure device
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Bovine patch repair
  • Case report
  • Late presentation
  • Partially displaced ASD device


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