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Mesh term Catheterization

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Investigative Techniques


Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.

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Balloon Embolectomy
Balloon Occlusion
Balloon Valvuloplasty
Cardiac Catheterization
Catheterization, Central Venous
Catheterization, Peripheral
Urinary Catheterization

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