Percutaneous removal of intravascular foreign bodies

Z. J. Rubinstein*, B. Morag, Y. Itzchak

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Catheter and guidewire fragments left remaining in the cardiovascular system induce a high incidence of morbidity. Percutaneous removal of these fragments was attempted in 13 patients, with complete success in 10, partial success in two, and the fragment was extraluminal in one patient. Technique of foreign body removal and problems encountered are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1982
Externally publishedYes


  • Angiography
  • Foreign bodies, intravascular
  • Percutaneous retrieval
  • Venography


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