TITLE

microintroducer

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1358
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
The definition of the term "microintroducer" is presented. It refers to the needle and sheath through which a guidewire and peripherally inserted central catheter are placed. The use of microintroducer decreases the risk of vessel puncture. It also allows the person doing the procedure to use a smaller needle to access the vein and then enlarge the opening with a dilator.
ACCESSION #
21235954

 

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