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Percutaneous thrombectomy: a review.
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PMID:  11868100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous thrombectomy (PT) is an established technique for the removal of acute thrombus in occluded arteries, veins and vascular grafts. Percutaneous thrombectomy can be used as an adjunctive treatment to other methods of thrombus removal such as thrombolysis or as sole therapy. The two main methods are percutaneous aspiration thrombectomy in which thrombus is removed by suction with the aid of wide-bore catheters, and mechanical thrombectomy using a variety of automated devices to fragment or remove thrombus. Aspiration thrombectomy is often used as an adjunct to thrombolysis in acute arterial occlusion, or as salvage therapy to remove distal emboli following iliac or femoropopliteal angioplasty. Mechanical thrombectomy is useful for the treatment of thrombosed dialysis grafts and is being increasingly used for the treatment of massive pulmonary emboli and ileofemoral or ileocaval deep venous thromboses.
Robert Morgan; Anna-Maria Belli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2001-07-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-27     Completed Date:  2002-03-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Radiology, St. George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / therapy
Combined Modality Therapy
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / therapy
Pulmonary Embolism / therapy
Suction / instrumentation,  methods
Thrombectomy / instrumentation,  methods*
Thrombolytic Therapy*
Thrombosis / therapy*

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