Application of Hong's technique for removal of stuck hemodialysis tunneled catheter to pacemaker leads.
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Radiology case reports, ISSN: 1930-0433, Vol: 12, Issue: 1, Page: 97-101
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The term "stuck catheter" refers to situations where a central venous catheter cannot be removed from the central veins or right atrium using standard technique, usually due to development of a fibrin sheath leading to adherence to SVC or right atrial wall. Endoluminal dilatation is an interventional radiology technique that has been previously reported in the removal of stuck hemodialysis catheters, and to the best of our knowledge, this case describes the first application of the technique to remove a hemodialysis catheter that was adherent to SVC wall and transvenous pacemaker leads.