A new instrument for catheter introduction for angiographic and percutaneous transhepatic examinations

Swart, B.; Köster, R.; Terwort, H.

Rofo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 130(1): 65-67


ISSN/ISBN: 1438-9029
PMID: 153313
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1231225
Accession: 068522550

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An instrument is described which can be used in the femoral or axillary approach using the Seldinger technique, and which has been found to be satisfactory during several years' use. Its advantages are that it is easy to use and the necessary technique is easily acquired; catheters can be changed painlessly and without damaging the artery; thinner catherters can be introduced without producing bleeding and the space between the instrument and the catheter can be perfused. The instrument has also proved valuable for percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage or portography by preventing buckling of the catheter at the costal chest/liver interface.