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Title: Transbrachial Selective Pulmonary Angiography Using a New 4 Fr Curved Pigtail Catheter and Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire

Abstract

We have employed a new 4 Fr curved pigtail catheter with a hydrophilic-coated guidewire for transbrachial, selective pulmonary angiography using digital subtraction imaging. Eighteen patients and 27 pulmonary arteries were catheterized and selective pulmonary digital subtraction angiography was performed. Clinical diagnosis included lung cancer in 14 patients, thymoma in 1, bronchogenic cyst in 1, and pulmonary embolism in 2. Selective pulmonary arteriograms were obtained in all patients. No catheter-related complication occurred, although occasional premature ventricular contractions were noted. The high-flow injection rate of the contrast material resulted in clear visualization of the pulmonary arteries in all cases. This newly developed pigtail catheter combined with a hydrophilic-coated guidewire allowed easier and exact transbrachial selective pulmonary angiography to be performed. This technique does not require bedrest after the procedure and thus can be used in outpatients. It can also be used in patients who have thrombi along the transfemoral route.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Department of Radiology, National Defense Medical College, 3-2, Namiki, Tokorozawa-city, Saitama Prefecture 359 (Japan)
  2. Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Bouseidai, Isehara-city, Kanagawa Prefecture 259-11 (Japan)
  3. Second Department of Surgery, National Defense Medical College, 3-2, Namiki, Tokorozawa-city, Saitama Prefecture 359 (Japan)
  4. Department of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine, Keio University, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21080387
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s002709900276; Copyright (c) 1996 Springer-Verlag New York Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0174-1551
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ARTERIES; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; CYSTS; DIAGNOSIS; INJECTION; LUNGS; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS

Citation Formats

Koizumi, Jun, Mouri, Makoto, Watanabe, Masazumi, and Hiramatsu, Kyoichi. Transbrachial Selective Pulmonary Angiography Using a New 4 Fr Curved Pigtail Catheter and Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.1007/S002709900276.
Koizumi, Jun, Mouri, Makoto, Watanabe, Masazumi, & Hiramatsu, Kyoichi. Transbrachial Selective Pulmonary Angiography Using a New 4 Fr Curved Pigtail Catheter and Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire. United States. doi:10.1007/S002709900276.
Koizumi, Jun, Mouri, Makoto, Watanabe, Masazumi, and Hiramatsu, Kyoichi. Wed . "Transbrachial Selective Pulmonary Angiography Using a New 4 Fr Curved Pigtail Catheter and Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire". United States. doi:10.1007/S002709900276.
@article{osti_21080387,
title = {Transbrachial Selective Pulmonary Angiography Using a New 4 Fr Curved Pigtail Catheter and Hydrophilic-Coated Guidewire},
author = {Koizumi, Jun and Mouri, Makoto and Watanabe, Masazumi and Hiramatsu, Kyoichi},
abstractNote = {We have employed a new 4 Fr curved pigtail catheter with a hydrophilic-coated guidewire for transbrachial, selective pulmonary angiography using digital subtraction imaging. Eighteen patients and 27 pulmonary arteries were catheterized and selective pulmonary digital subtraction angiography was performed. Clinical diagnosis included lung cancer in 14 patients, thymoma in 1, bronchogenic cyst in 1, and pulmonary embolism in 2. Selective pulmonary arteriograms were obtained in all patients. No catheter-related complication occurred, although occasional premature ventricular contractions were noted. The high-flow injection rate of the contrast material resulted in clear visualization of the pulmonary arteries in all cases. This newly developed pigtail catheter combined with a hydrophilic-coated guidewire allowed easier and exact transbrachial selective pulmonary angiography to be performed. This technique does not require bedrest after the procedure and thus can be used in outpatients. It can also be used in patients who have thrombi along the transfemoral route.},
doi = {10.1007/S002709900276},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
issn = {0174-1551},
number = 4,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {7}
}