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Repositioning of Surgically Placed Peritoneovenous Shunt Catheter by Forming ''In Situ'' Loop Snare: Case Report and Review of Literature.
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PMID:  22156151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We describe a technique that allows repositioning of malfunctioning peritoneovenous shunt (PVS) catheters. We report a 67-year-old female with refractory ascites, who presented with malfunctioning PVS. The catheter tip was outside the superior vena cava (SVC), possibly in a small mediastinal vein, which makes its tip inaccessible to regular snares and retrieval devices. We used "in situ" loop snare technique to reposition the tip of the catheter into the inferior vena cava (IVC). In situ loop snare technique can be used to reposition malfunctioning PVS catheters caused by a kink or by malposition of its tip. The technique avoids surgical or interventional replacement of these catheters. This technique can be also used for retrieval of foreign body fragments that have no free ends and, therefore, cannot be captured by a snare or other retrieval devices.
Ahmed Kamel Abdel Aal; Jayesh Soni; Souheil Saddekni; Maysoon F Hamed; Derek A Dubay
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-9116     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,AL, USA.
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