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Intravascular Foreign Body Retrieval
Rahmi Oklu, MD, PhD; Chad Davis, MD; Brandt C. Wible, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Preprocedure

      • Procedure

        • Outcomes

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Intravascular foreign body (FB) retrieval
              • Percutaneous removal of device/object abnormally lodged in artery/vein/cardiac chamber
                • Imaging guidance used during retrieval/removal
                  • Fluoroscopy most often used
                • Specialized snares/catheters/forceps needed

          PREPROCEDURE

          • Indications

            • Contraindications

              • Preprocedure Imaging

                • Getting Started

                  PROCEDURE

                  • Patient Position/Location

                    • Procedure Steps

                      • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                        POST PROCEDURE

                        • Things to Do

                          OUTCOMES

                          • Complications

                            Selected References

                            1. Floridi C et al: Intravascular foreign bodies: what the radiologist needs to know. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 36(1):73-9, 2015
                            2. Carroll MI et al: Endovascular foreign body retrieval. J Vasc Surg. 57(2):459-63, 2013
                            3. Schechter MA et al: Retrieval of iatrogenic intravascular foreign bodies. J Vasc Surg. 57(1):276-81, 2013
                            4. Woodhouse JB et al: Techniques for intravascular foreign body retrieval. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 36(4):888-97, 2013
                            5. Wolf F et al: Endovascular management of lost or misplaced intravascular objects: experiences of 12 years. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 31(3):563-8, 2008
                            6. Bonvini RF et al: Percutaneous retrieval of intravascular and intracardiac foreign bodies with a dedicated three-dimensional snare: a 3-year single center experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 74(6):939-45, 2009
                            7. Tateishi M et al: Intravascular foreign bodies: danger of unretrieved fragmented medical devices. J Artif Organs. 12(2):80-9, 2009
                            8. Sheth R et al: Percutaneous retrieval of misplaced intravascular foreign objects with the Dormia basket: an effective solution. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 30(1):48-53, 2007
                            9. Savage C et al: Percutaneous retrieval of chronic intravascular foreign bodies. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 26(5):440-2, 2003
                            10. Gabelmann A et al: Percutaneous retrieval of lost or misplaced intravascular objects. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(6):1509-13, 2001
                            11. Egglin TK et al: Retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies: experience in 32 cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 164(5):1259-64, 1995
                            12. Uflacker R et al: Intravascular foreign bodies: percutaneous retrieval. Radiology. 160(3):731-5, 1986
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                            KEY FACTS

                            • Terminology

                              • Preprocedure

                                • Procedure

                                  • Outcomes

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Definitions

                                      • Intravascular foreign body (FB) retrieval
                                        • Percutaneous removal of device/object abnormally lodged in artery/vein/cardiac chamber
                                          • Imaging guidance used during retrieval/removal
                                            • Fluoroscopy most often used
                                          • Specialized snares/catheters/forceps needed

                                    PREPROCEDURE

                                    • Indications

                                      • Contraindications

                                        • Preprocedure Imaging

                                          • Getting Started

                                            PROCEDURE

                                            • Patient Position/Location

                                              • Procedure Steps

                                                • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                  POST PROCEDURE

                                                  • Things to Do

                                                    OUTCOMES

                                                    • Complications

                                                      Selected References

                                                      1. Floridi C et al: Intravascular foreign bodies: what the radiologist needs to know. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 36(1):73-9, 2015
                                                      2. Carroll MI et al: Endovascular foreign body retrieval. J Vasc Surg. 57(2):459-63, 2013
                                                      3. Schechter MA et al: Retrieval of iatrogenic intravascular foreign bodies. J Vasc Surg. 57(1):276-81, 2013
                                                      4. Woodhouse JB et al: Techniques for intravascular foreign body retrieval. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 36(4):888-97, 2013
                                                      5. Wolf F et al: Endovascular management of lost or misplaced intravascular objects: experiences of 12 years. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 31(3):563-8, 2008
                                                      6. Bonvini RF et al: Percutaneous retrieval of intravascular and intracardiac foreign bodies with a dedicated three-dimensional snare: a 3-year single center experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 74(6):939-45, 2009
                                                      7. Tateishi M et al: Intravascular foreign bodies: danger of unretrieved fragmented medical devices. J Artif Organs. 12(2):80-9, 2009
                                                      8. Sheth R et al: Percutaneous retrieval of misplaced intravascular foreign objects with the Dormia basket: an effective solution. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 30(1):48-53, 2007
                                                      9. Savage C et al: Percutaneous retrieval of chronic intravascular foreign bodies. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 26(5):440-2, 2003
                                                      10. Gabelmann A et al: Percutaneous retrieval of lost or misplaced intravascular objects. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(6):1509-13, 2001
                                                      11. Egglin TK et al: Retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies: experience in 32 cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 164(5):1259-64, 1995
                                                      12. Uflacker R et al: Intravascular foreign bodies: percutaneous retrieval. Radiology. 160(3):731-5, 1986