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Use of a remotely steerable "robotic" catheter in a branched endovascular aortic graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21958562     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the use of a remotely steerable catheter to treat kinked renal bridging stents 8 months after branched endovascular repair of a type III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. Conventional techniques using single, coaxial, and manually steerable sheaths proved too unstable to provide the support required to pass a wire against resistance through the kinked stent. A remotely steerable "robotic" catheter provided sufficient precision and stability to cross the kink and reline it with an additional stent, restoring renal perfusion. This technology can help achieve precise and stable introducer sheath position. Further evaluation is necessary to understand the wider applications.
Tom Carrell; Neville Dastur; Richard Salter; Peter Taylor
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Video-Audio Media     Date:  2011-09-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-20     Completed Date:  2012-02-02     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
King's Health Partners, London, United Kingdom; Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom; King's College London, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Endovascular Procedures / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Renal Artery Obstruction / etiology,  radiography,  therapy*
Robotics / instrumentation*
Therapy, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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