Percutaneous catheter balloons: failure to deflate.

Journal Article

Three examples of permanently inflated transluminal catheter balloons are presented. Two of these occurred during attempted percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. Nonsurgical solutions, which were successful in each case, are described. Percutaneous puncture with a needle or a larger diameter coaxial catheter under fluoroscopic guidance may be useful when this complication occurs during attempted balloon angioplasty or embolization with proximal balloon occlusion in large vessels.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schneider, JR; Johnsrude, IS; Lund, G; Rysavy, J; Anderson, RW; Amplatz, K

Published Date

  • June 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 155 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 832 -

PubMed ID

  • 3159040

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3159040

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.155.3.3159040


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States