ANTHONY R. GERACI, M.D.; MORRIS W. SELMAN, M.D.
Migration of a polyethylene catheter to the pulmonary artery has occurred on three occasions within a period of 9 months. Nonsurgical removal was accomplished in all cases with a snare device constructed of ordinary materials available in most hospitals equipped to perform cardiac catheterizations. Emphasis is on careful insertion and removal of the percutaneous polyethylene devices and the avoidance of entry sites of flexibility that allow shearing movement to occur.
GERACI AR, SELMAN MW. Pulmonary Artery Catheter Emboli: Successful Nonsurgical Removal. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:353–356. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-353
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):353-356.
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