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Percutaneous embolectomy by transcatheter aspiration. Work in progress.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6228952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Distal embolization occurred in 14 of 339 (4%) attempted percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) procedures, including five of 225 stenoses (2.2%) and nine of the 81 occlusions (11%) that were crossed successfully in 114 attempts (8%). Transcatheter embolectomy by aspiration through a nontapered large-bore catheter was technically successful in five of six attempts (83%), and was combined with successful PTA in three of five patients. In two patients in whom the clinical result of PTA was considered unsatisfactory, successful transcatheter embolectomy permitted an uncomplicated surgical by-pass procedure to be performed. If clinically significant embolization occurs during PTA, this procedure can be attempted prior to surgical embolectomy as an alternative to local fibrinolytic therapy.
K W Sniderman; L Bodner; S Saddekni; M Srur; T A Sos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  150     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects*
Catheterization / methods*
Embolism / etiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Intermittent Claudication / therapy
Leg / blood supply
Middle Aged
Suction / methods

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