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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Jul;195(1):302-3. Epub 2006 Apr 21.

A "top-down-approach" to insert catheters into the circulation of fetal sheep using ultrasound B-scan.

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Experimental Gynecology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. schroede@uke.uni-hamburg.de

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the study was the catheterization of vessels in fetal sheep under ultrasound control.

STUDY DESIGN:

A catheter with guiding wire was introduced into the external jugular vein or carotid artery and advanced caudally.

RESULTS:

The aorta and umbilical vein could be accessed.

CONCLUSION:

Major segments of the circulation are accessible from the neck for chronic instrumentation.

PMID:
16813757
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajog.2005.12.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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