blind insertion


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blind insertion

The placement of a device into a body part or cavity without directly visualizing the organ in which the device will come to rest. Although the body part or cavity is not being directly visualized, anatomical landmarks may be used to help in obtaining proper placement.
See also: insertion
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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasound (US) guided radial artery cannulation as compared to the blind insertion of arterial line in intensive care unit of a tertiary care center.
Surgical treatment of bladder stones has evolved over years from blind insertion of crushing forceps into the bladder to open surgical removal and extracorporeal fragmentation or lithotripsy.
Blind insertion of a GEB, routinely used to guide endotracheal intubation, has resulted in perforation of the pharyngeal wall (9) but insertion using a laryngoscope to visualise the oesophageal opening has not resulted in any trauma (1).