The University of Arizona

A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR CANNULATING LYMPHATIC VESSELS: EXPERIENCE IN 150 EXTREMITIES

J Tegtmeyer

Abstract


A simple  new  instrument  designed  to automatically  direct  the  needle into the  lumen of a lymphatic duct has been developed. Experience with this new technique for cannulating lymphatic vessels is reported in 150 individual extremities. The cannulator reduces the time, skill and effort currently required for needle placement.


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