A catheter-guided insertion of Pacifico's venous cannula

K. Matsuzaki, I. Nagano, H. Tatewaki, K. Matsui

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Direct caval cannulation using a Pecifico's cannula has become popular in open heart surgery. However, the cannulation is often difficult especially in pediatric cases because of the right-angled, blunt and large metal tip of the catheter. To resolve this problem, we introduced a catheter-guided insertion of the cannula using an intratracheal suction catheter (IZUMO Health, Nagano, Japan) of an appropriate size as a guiding catheter. With this technique, no special skills are necessary to establish direct caval cannulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-814
Number of pages2
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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