Hazard of Retrograde Aortography in Dissecting Aneurysm
During retrograde catheterization via the femoral artery and the brachial artery, the false lumen of a dissecting aneurysm was inadvertently entered in two patients. Bilateral carotid occlusion was produced in one by the high-pressure injection of contrast material into the false passage. A method is suggested to avoid this hazard.
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