Microsnare retrieval of a distorted flow re-direction endoluminal device (FRED)
Johnson R, Young M, Farhat H. Microsnare Retrieval of a Distorted Flow Re-direction Endoluminal Device (FRED). Cureus. 2021;13(11):e19803. Published 2021 Nov 22. doi:10.7759/cureus.19803
Retained endovascular devices are becoming increasingly reported as the indications for endovascular intervention continue to expand. As such, an interventionalist needs to be prepared to extract devices that are improperly deployed. This case illustrates the successful retrieval of an incompletely opened flow diverting stent using a microsnare. This is the second reported case of this complication and the first known case specific to the flow re-direction endoluminal device (FRED; Microvention, Aliso Viejo, California, USA).