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Anesth Analg. 2002 Aug;95(2):308-9, table of contents.

An in situ technique to retrieve an entrapped j-tip guidewire from an inferior vena cava filter.

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Department of Anesthesiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA.


Entrapment of a guidewire in the vena cava filter during central venous catheter placement is a newly recognized complication. Complex techniques have been described to free the guidewire. We describe a simple in situ technique that may free the guidewire without the application of complex techniques.

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