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Removal of a thrombus from the sigmoid and transverse sinuses with a rheolytic thrombectomy catheter.

Authors
  • Scarrow, A M
  • Williams, R L
  • Jungreis, C A
  • Yonas, H
  • Scarrow, M R
Type
Published Article
Journal
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1999
Volume
20
Issue
8
Pages
1467–1469
Identifiers
PMID: 10512232
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A rheolytic thrombectomy catheter was used to remove thrombus without thrombolytics from the sigmoid and transverse sinuses of a 34-year-old woman. Using small, high-flow fluid jets and Venturi-effect suction, this catheter allowed mechanical removal of thrombus. This technique may obviate the need for thrombolytic agents and the risks associated with their use.

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