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Foreign body retrieval/repositioning: arterial, venous, soft tissue 

Foreign body retrieval/repositioning: arterial, venous, soft tissue
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Foreign body retrieval/repositioning: arterial, venous, soft tissue
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10.1093/med/9780199547722.003.0021
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date: 12 December 2017

Introduction 414

Common types of foreign bodies 414

Kit 414

Technique 416

Tips 421

Key points 422

Further reading 422

In the last two to three decades, the number of minimally invasive and interventional techniques involving the implantation and use of foreign objects/devices for monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic indications – both elective and emergency (e.g. coils for embolization) has increased rapidly. For these reasons, the number of elective implant removals (e.g. retrievable IVC filters, ureteric stents) and procedure related complications with the loss or the unsuccessful/incomplete removal of implanted objects (e.g. broken catheter/wire tips, coils) has also rapidly increased....

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