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Transjugular forceps retrieval of catheter embolus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6770767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intracardiac migration of an intravenous cathether was treated transvenously in 5 patients successfully. Using local anesthesia and fluoroscopic guidance, a bronchoscopy forceps was passed through the right jugular vein to the right atrium and afforded efficient and safe retrieval of the embolus. The direct route to the right atrium provided by the right internal jugular vein and the precise control offerred by the rigid forceps make this the preferred method of retrieval of a transvenous catheter embolus.
R L Meng; G A DeLaria; M D Goldin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1980 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-28     Completed Date:  1980-08-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Embolism / etiology,  therapy*
Heart Atria*
Jugular Veins*
Middle Aged
Parenteral Nutrition, Total / adverse effects

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