Percutaneous removal of a nonopaque silastic catheter from the pulmonary artery in two premature infants

Betau Hwang, Jueng Hua Hsieng, Bih Chang Lee, Jen Her Lu, Wen Jen Soong, Shu Jen Chen, C. C.Laura Meng

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Central venous catheter
  • Silastic catheter
  • Snare guidewire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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