Complications secondary to thrombectomy with the fogarty baloon catheter

Ulf Albrechtsson, Eibert Einarsson, Ulf Tylen

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Thrombectomy peformed with the Fogarty balloon catheter may, in a small percentage of cases, given rise to complications. In four cases reviewed, this procedure was associated with aneurysms or arteriovenous fistulae. Careful catheter manipulation and a judicious used of fluoroscopy or angiography during the procedure can reduce the number of such complications

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • Cathers and catheterization, complications
  • Thrombosis, vascular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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