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

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


Asif Padiyath, Eudice E Fontenot, Boban P Abraham 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Padiyath A, Fontenot EE, Abraham BP. Removal of a retained intracardiac radiolucent guidewire fragment using an Atrieve™ vascular snare using combined fluoroscopy and transesophageal echocardiography guidance in an infant.Ann Pediatr Card 2017;10:65-68


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Padiyath A, Fontenot EE, Abraham BP. Removal of a retained intracardiac radiolucent guidewire fragment using an Atrieve™ vascular snare using combined fluoroscopy and transesophageal echocardiography guidance in an infant. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Nov 28 ];10:65-68
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