Percutaneous retrieval of a fractured dialysis catheter using a balloon.

Intravascular foreign bodies can cause serious complications and catheter fracture with or without embolization is a rare, serious event. Intravascular fragments from broken catheters can be retrieved percutaneously or surgically, and should be removed as soon as possible to prevent further lethal complications. A gooseneck loop snare is the most popular… (More)