Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) is an endovascular approach to the treatment of acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis. It involves the administration of a lytic agent directly into a thrombus.
precise diagnosis of iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis
first episode of acute ili...
History and etymology
Groshong catheters are a type of central venous catheter that were invented by LeRoy E. Groshong, MD, a US-based surgical oncologist. These central venous catheters are placed under direct fluoroscopic visualization in an angiography suite.
When planning an interventional procedure a patient’s coagulation status must be assessed and optimized to best balance the risk of bleeding and thrombosis. The following must be considered;
bleeding risks associated with the procedure
medications the patient is taking that alter coagulation o...
Splenic (artery) embolization is an endovascular technique for treatment of splenic and splenic artery pathology as an alternative to splenic artery ligation or splenectomy. It often results in successfully treating the underlying pathology, while maintaining at least partial splenic function.
Splenic trauma can occur after blunt or penetrating trauma or secondary to medical intervention (i.e. iatrogenic). The spleen is the most frequently injured internal organ after blunt trauma.
In blunt trauma, the spleen can account for up to 49% of abdominal organ injuries 2.