catheter embolus

cath·e·ter em·bo·lus

coiled worm-shaped platelet and fibrin aggregates produced during vascular catheterization, originating on the catheter or its guide wire; embolization of the catheter itself.

cath·e·ter em·bo·lus

(kath'ĕ-tĕr em'bō-lŭs)
Coiled worm-shaped platelet and fibrin aggregates produced during vascular catheterization, originating on the catheter or its guide wire; embolization of the catheter itself.
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(12,13) However, data from inpatient studies have shown complication rates comparable with those of other CVCs, such as thrombosis, pneumothorax, or air or catheter embolus. (9,14)