Dual stiffness Malecot (Stamey) catheter

S. M. Tadavarthy, C. Coleman, D. Hunter, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, K. Amplatz

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A new catheter with a soft plastic shaft and a stiff mushroom has been developed for drainage of various fluid-filled cavities. It can be introduced with a flexible guidewire system. Its dual stiffness provides greater comfort for and acceptance by the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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