Improved vessel dilator for percutaneous catheterization.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Three commercial vessel dilators and a dilator of an improved design were tested during percutaneous catheterization in 16 mongrel dogs to evaluate arterial damage produced with their use. The results indicate that, although all dilators often produce arterial damage, the improved design produced much less damage. In addition, lesions were less severe overall. The dilator has been safely and successfully used in patients for percutaneous vessel catheterization for the past 30 years at the authors' institution.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, TP; Vlodaver, Z; Darcy, MD; Hunter, DW; Castaneda-Zuniga, WR; Amplatz, K

Published Date

  • April 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 163 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 271 - 272

PubMed ID

  • 3823448

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.163.1.3823448


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States