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Seldinger's technique

Alternative eponyms

  • Seldinger's method
  • Seldinger’s manoeuvre
  • Seldinger’s procedure
  • Seldinger’s approach

Synonyms

This eponym has numerous synonyms. One of our users sent us these: Guide wire approach, guide wire insertion method, guide wire insertion procedure, guide wire maneuver, guide wire method, guide wire procedure, guidewire approach, guidewire insertion method, guidewire insertion procedure, guidewire maneuver, guidewire method, guidewire procedure, guidewire technique.

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Method for introducing a catheter into a vessel via a needle puncture.

Description

Method for introducing a catheter into a vessel via a needle puncture. The vessel is located with a special needle that contains a wire; the needle is removed. The catheter is threaded into the vein while being guided by the wire over which it is moving. The wire is then removed from the needle. Used in angiography, cardiac catheterization, and cannulation of the central venous system.

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Bibliography

  • Sven-Ivar Seldinger:
    Catheter replacement of the needle in percutaneous arteriography (a new technique).
    Acta Radiologica, Stockholm, 1953, 39: 368-376.

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