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Evaluation of current techniques for nonsurgical removal of intravascular iatrogenic foreign bodies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  415566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intravascular embolization of polyethylene catheter fragments continues to occur, the majority from intravenous indwelling catheters. Sixty-nine nonsurgical retrievals of embolized fragments have been reported. The various recorded retrieval techniques are reviewed as well as their respective successes and limitations. Complications of snare techniques, unsuccessful retrieval attempts, and factors influencing the choice of local surgical removal versus snare techniques are discussed. The fate of patients from whom embolized catheter fragments were not removed is reviewed in depth. Our figures indicate a 71% incidence of death or serious complication, which is significantly higher than previously reported.
R G Fisher; R Ferreyro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  130     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1978 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-26     Completed Date:  1978-04-26     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy / instrumentation
Blood Vessels*
Catheterization / adverse effects
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
Embolism / etiology,  therapy
Foreign Bodies / surgery,  therapy*
Myocardium / pathology
Vascular Surgical Procedures

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