A gooseneck loop snare is the most popular device for endovascular retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies” Lee et al (2017).
Intravascular foreign bodies can cause serious complications and catheter fracture with or without embolization is a rare, serious event. Intravascular fragments from broken catheters can be retrieved percutaneously or surgically, and should be removed as soon as possible to prevent further lethal complications. A gooseneck loop snare is the most popular device for endovascular retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies. Herein, we present the first report of successful percutaneous retrieval of a fractured catheter using a balloon.
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Lee, S.U., Jo, M.S. and Yoo, K-D. (2017) Percutaneous retrieval of a fractured dialysis catheter using a balloon. The Journall of Vascular Access. January 3rd. [epub ahead of print].
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