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Definition: 'Seldinger Technique'

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Seldinger technique

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sel′ding-gĕr

Definitions:
1. a method of percutaneous insertion of a catheter into a blood vessel or space. A needle is used to puncture the structure and a guide wire is threaded through the needle; when the needle is withdrawn, a catheter is threaded over the wire; the wire is then withdrawn, leaving the catheter in place.

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