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June 1983

A Technical Aid for the Difficult Embolectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery, Community Memorial Hospital, Toms River, NJ (Dr I. Samson), and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York (Dr R. Samson).

Arch Surg. 1983;118(6):770-771. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390060086020

• 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)