Endoluminal retrieval of a dislodged umbilical vein catheter: A case report

Antonios P. Gasparis, Dixon Santana, Christopher Blewett, W. Todd Bohannon, Michael B. Silva

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Endoluminal retrieval of foreign bodies in the pediatric and infant population is an uncommon and challenging procedure for the endovascular specialist. The alternative is an open exploration of these often-fragile patients. The availability of smaller catheter systems allows retrieval with minimally invasive techniques. We report retrieval of a catheter fragment using an Amplatz loop snare through the umbilical vein and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-586
Number of pages4
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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