Bronchial catheterization with a TIPS dilator after failure of conventional technique.

Ji Hoon Shin, Ho Young Song, Chang Jin Yoon, Jin Hyoung Kim, Jin Oh Lim, Yong Jae Kim, Heung Kyu Ko

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OBJECTIVE: A technique is presented for catheterization of an obstructed bronchus when use of a conventional vascular catheter has failed. In some cases, strictures become too stenotic or blunt for passage of a guidewire, making further intervention impossible. We attempted to negotiate a stricture opening using a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) dilator with a guidewire inside it. CONCLUSION: The catheterization technique with a TIPS dilator was successful in nine cases in which use of conventional catheters and guidewires had failed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W299-301
JournalAJR. American journal of roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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