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Mechanical thrombectomy of massive pulmonary embolism using an Arrow-Trerotola percutaneous thrombolytic device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9866788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mechanical thrombectomy of a large central thrombus in massive pulmonary embolism is a new option for the treatment of this serious condition. The special mechanical devices designed to fragmentize a blood clot include the Arrow-Trerotola percutaneous thrombolytic device (PTD), the use of which in the pulmonary arteries has not yet been reported. The case of massive embolism into the left pulmonary artery with subsequent collapse is to demonstrate the immediately clinically successful treatment using the PTD. Our initial experience with the PTD shows that its use is a safe and quick procedure.
M Rocek; J Peregrin; T Velimsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-02     Completed Date:  1999-03-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1683-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / radiography
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Shock / etiology
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / instrumentation,  methods
Thrombectomy / instrumentation*,  methods
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Vena Cava Filters

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