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guide·wire

(gīd'wīr),
A wire or spring used as a guide for placement of a larger device or prosthesis, such as a catheter or intramedullary pin.

guide·wire

, guide wire (gīd'wīr)
A long and flexible fine spring used to introduce and position an intravascular angiographic catheter
See: Seldinger technique

guide wire

A wire used to enter tight spaces (e.g., obstructed valves or channels) within the body.
See also: wire

Guide wire

A wire that is inserted into an artery to guides a catheter to a certain location in the body.
Mentioned in: Angiography
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As the radio-opaque metallic tip is seen emerging from the ureteric dilator, the guide wire is removed, leaving the J stent in optimal position.
IVUS image has a guide wire shadow and it does not contain any texture information there.
The anterior wall does transilluminate well with the light inside the sphenoid sinus cavity, and twirling the guide wire can confirm that the sinus is cannulated as the light will "dance" or swirl within the sinus.
The OTW balloon tended to 'kink' within gastrotomy, especially if the guide wire was too flexible.
It seems that the doctor was confused as she had already removed one guide wire in an earlier attempt,'' he said.
The Astato 30 is a high-penetration guide wire specially designed to break through fibrous caps and calcium deposits, and treat long, complex lesions.
After puncturing vein and aspiration of venous blood, guide wire was threaded and needle removed.
The involved sinus can be lavaged if necessary; the same guide wire can be used to direct a lavage catheter device into the involved sinus.
A guide wire was made as a loop and introduced into oropharynx from the open mouth& kept ready to receive guide wire coming from trachea through the glottis in retrograde way (Arya's technique).
Following biopsy, a guide wire was inserted under direct vision through the port of the TNE scope, and the stricture was dilated with Savary dilators.
The guide wire was threaded freely through the needle without resistance and a 7F triple lumen catheter (Centrofix, B Braun, Germany) was passed over the guide wire again without any unusual resistance.
The patient underwent in-office esophageal dilation, with Savary dilators placed over a guide wire under direct vision.

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