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The use of pigtail catheters for retrieval of foreign bodies from the cardiovascular system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6391687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Snare retrieval of foreign bodies is a common procedure but in certain cases, location of the foreign body requires another system. We present three cases in which only the use of a pigtail catheter gave a good grip for gentle traction and removal or repositioning of the foreign body. A careful review of the world literature up to December 1982 gave rise to two previous similar reports. Both our experience and that found in the literature seem to suggest that in cases where there are no free ends to snare, pigtail catheters may be the first instrument used to start retrieval.
J M Auge; A Oriol; C Serra; C Crexells
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-21     Completed Date:  1985-02-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  625-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Femoral Vein
Foreign Bodies / therapy*
Foreign-Body Migration
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*
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