A 39-year-old female asked:
can celiac artery stent be removed?placed for celiac artery compression.abd pain never resolved. now stuck w/stent for no reason, monitoring & plavix
1 doctor answer
Dr. Paul Skudder answered
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not practical: Sorry the stent did not help. Yes, it's "possible" to remove but would probably require major open surgery, w risks bleeding or thrombosis of artery. In short, unless the stent itself causes real issues (unlikely), risks of removal likely to be significantly greater than risk of leaving it there. If looks good on monitoring for a time, frequency of this can probably be reduced. Hope this helps!
Answered on Jan 1, 2019
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