Percutaneous extraction of an embolized hyperalimentation catheter fragment

South Med J. 1978 Nov;71(11):1438-9. doi: 10.1097/00007611-197811000-00037.


Extraction of an embolized catheter fragment from an infant's heart was accomplished using a loop wire snare. At the time of extraction, a cutdown venotomy was necessary to avoid damaging the femoral vein. This is the eighth reported case of nonsurgical extraction in children under the age of 10 years.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / therapy*
  • Heart*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Parenteral Nutrition / instrumentation*
  • Parenteral Nutrition, Total / instrumentation*