Experimental venous occlusion with stainless-steel spiders

W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, S. M. Tadavarthy, C. A. Galliani, F. Laerum, D. E. Schwarten, K. Amplatz

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The placement of stainless-steel coils into veins almost invariably results in a pulmonary embolism even when oversized coils are used. Dislodgement of the coils can be prevented with the proximal placement of a stainless-steel spider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-242
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981


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