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Chirurgia 2011 December;24(6):349-51

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Percutaneous retrieval of a misplaced guidewire from the sigmoid dural venous sinus

Perdikakis E., Kehagias E., Tsetis D.

Department of Interventional Radiology, University Hospital, Stavrakia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece


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Minimally invasive and interventional techniques are increasingly being used in manipulating malpositioned or dislocated intravascular foreign bodies. There is a wide range of available endovascular techniques either for correcting the position of an incorrectly placed endovascular device or for its percutaneous retrieval. We report a case of successful retrieval of a misplaced central venous guiding wire from the left sigmoid dural venous sinus.

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