A modified snare was made from a 0.016' guidewire and a 0.1-mm fishing string to remove a nonopaque Silastic catheter via a femoral vein approach in 2 premature infants at the 44th and 120th day of life, respectively. A foldover guidewire loop snare had failed in 1 infant before this technique was successfully applied.
- Central venous catheter
- Silastic catheter
- Snare guidewire
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine