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Balloon dilatation: a helpful technique for removal of a stuck dialysis line.

Research paper by Ammad A Farooq, Vaughan V Jones, Sanjay S Agarwal

Indexed on: 07 Mar '12Published on: 07 Mar '12Published in: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology



Abstract

We describe a useful technique for the removal of an irretrievable/stuck long-term intravenous catheter. The alternative would have meant removing it surgically or snaring it in a case of extremely difficult venous access. The process we used was effective in this particular case.