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How to evaluate and to avoid vascular complications at the puncture site

  • Franz Fobbe
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 173)

Abstract

The technique for transfemoral vascular puncture described by Seldinger in 1953 [1] is basically still used today. The procedure can also be used for puncturing the axillary artery or brachial artery. Although it is regarded as the method of choice, the Seldinger technique can lead to various complications at the puncture site. This chapter deals with possible causes and the diagnostic evaluation of such complications and their therapeutic management.

Keywords

Femoral Artery Brachial Artery Vascular Complication Arteriovenous Fistula Puncture Site 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Fobbe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyFreie Universität Berlin, Universitätsklinikum Benjamin FranklinBerlin 45Germany

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