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Catheters, Vascular, Retrieval

Definition : Vascular catheters designed to retrieve foreign bodies (e.g., catheter tips, guide-wire fragments, stents, bullets, and other debris) from the central or peripheral vessels or from the heart. Several different catheters are used for vascular retrieval of foreign objects, including loop snare, helical basket, hooked, pigtail, grasping forceps, and modified myocardial biopsy catheters. These catheters are used for recuperation of foreign bodies using percutaneous techniques obviating the need for surgical removal.

Entry Terms : "Retrieval Catheters" , "Catheters, Femoral" , "Lead Retrievers" , "Defibrillator Lead Extractors" , "Pacemaker Lead Extractors" , "Extractors, Defibrillator Lead" , "Extractors, Pacemaker Lead" , "Foreign Body Retrieval Catheters"

UMDC code : 18675


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