Search and retrieval of a radiolucent foreign object

Michael E. McLvor, Stephen L. Kaufman, Richard Satre, James K. Porterfield, Jeffrey A. Brinker

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Successful percutaneous removal of an intravascular foreign body requires precise localization of the object so that retrieval devices can be properly positioned. Here we report the successful search for and retrieval of a catheter embolus lost in the ascending aorta during PTCA whose localization was complicated because it was radiolucent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989


  • complications of PTCA
  • embolus
  • percutaneous removal of catheter
  • percutaneous retrieval of cardiovascular foreign bodies
  • snare loop retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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