• Occasionally an embolectomy cannot be performed because of failure of the catheter to pass beyond the embolus. We employ a technique that overcomes this problem when it is due to a holdup of the catheter in a branch orifice or atheromatous recess.
(Arch Surg 1983;118:770-771)
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