Endoluminal retrieval of foreign bodies in the pediatric and infant population is an uncommon and challenging procedure for the endovascular specialist. The alternative is an open exploration of these often-fragile patients. The availability of smaller catheter systems allows retrieval with minimally invasive techniques. We report retrieval of a catheter fragment using an Amplatz loop snare through the umbilical vein and review the literature.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine