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Removal of a retained intracardiac radiolucent guidewire fragment using an Atrieve™ vascular snare using combined fluoroscopy and transesophageal echocardiography guidance in an infant


Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA

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Boban P Abraham
MD, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72223
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.197068

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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-68

 

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Retained intravascular foreign body is a well-known complication of central venous access placement in children as well as adults. Most of these foreign bodies are radio-opaque and hence are removed under fluoroscopy guidance. In our case, we describe the removal of an intracardiac radiolucent foreign body in an infant utilizing a combination technique - transesophageal echocardiogram and fluoroscopy.






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Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA

Correspondence Address:
Boban P Abraham
MD, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72223
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.197068

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Retained intravascular foreign body is a well-known complication of central venous access placement in children as well as adults. Most of these foreign bodies are radio-opaque and hence are removed under fluoroscopy guidance. In our case, we describe the removal of an intracardiac radiolucent foreign body in an infant utilizing a combination technique - transesophageal echocardiogram and fluoroscopy.






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