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Interventional medicine See Pigtail catheter
Transfusion medicine Spaghetti A regionally popular term for plastic tubes clamped off at 5-cm intervals and connected to transfusion bags, and used for serological testing, in order to determine donor-recipient compatibility before transfusion
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pigtail

(pig′tal″)
In surgery, a coil on the end of a device such as a wire, a stent, or a catheter used to hold the device in place within a hollow organ or chamber.
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a 12-Fr pigtail catheter drainage was chosen rather than larger bore chest tube because there were no signs of loculations or hematoma on chest CT and ultrasound and for patient comfort.
The volume of pus drained immediately on insertion of the pigtail catheter ranged from 130 to 490 mL with a mean of 244.4 mL.
FTB series wall mounted FTTH customer termination box is used in the end termination of residential buildings and villas, to fix and splice with pigtails.
In daily practice, we found the small size of the trocar insertion wound and the small diameter of the instruments enabled us to use a pigtail 16 Fr catheter as the drainage catheter without any sutures.
The "pigtail" molecular cloud, located in the galactic center, approximately 30,000 light-years away from the solar system, was observed with the help of NRO 45m telescope at Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NAOJ), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
Powdered hair was usually tied in a pigtail or queue.
Tum hastalara genel anestezi altinda yuvarlak uclu pigtail prob esliginde silikon tup (Silicone tube FCI Ophthalmics Marshfield Hills M.A, U.S) ile anuler entubasyon uygulandi.
"I'll race you to the old hickory tree," Pigtail said.
Q WHEN did Chinese men stop wearing the traditional pigtail? - J.
Using an exchange wire, a standard 8F locking pigtail catheter was placed in the collection, with withdrawal of approximately 200 ml of pus.