Removal of a stuck dialysis line with balloon dilatation


Intravenous literature: Farooq, A., Jones V. and Agarwal, S. (2012) Balloon Dilatation: A Helpful Technique for Removal of a Stuck Dialysis Line. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. March 2012.

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We describe a useful technique for the removal of an irretrievable/stuck long-term intravenous catheter. The alternative would have meant removing it surgically or snaring it in a case of extremely difficult venous access. The process we used was effective in this particular case.

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