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Percutaneous retrieval of a chronic catheter fragment from the left ventricle in a child.
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PMID:  23094541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Embolization of a catheter fragment is a very rarely seen complication, and few cases have been reported in children. Catheter fragments must be urgently extracted due to life-threatening complications. Most catheter fragments are removed very soon after being lost in the cardiovascular system, including the venous system and right side of the heart. In our report, we describe a child with catheter fragment, which was removed from the left ventricle 32 days after embolization. This catheter fragment was successfully retrieved percutaneously using a gooseneck snare catheter through the femoral artery.
Dolunay Gürses; A Ruhi Ozyürek; Ertürk Levent; Zülal Ulger
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
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Created Date:  2012-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  290-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Pediatrics, Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey.
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