twiddler's syndrome


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twiddler's syndrome

 [twid´lerz]
the nervous habit of “twiddling” entry portals, thereby displacing an inserted catheter; it is usually associated with pacemaker insertion but has been reported following implantation of a venous access port.

twid·dler's syn·drome

condition in which a cardiac pacemaker wire is pulled out of position in the heart with rotation of the subcutaneous pacemaker by the patient's "twiddling."

twid·dler's syn·drome

condition in which a cardiac pacemaker wire is pulled out of position in the heart with rotation of the subcutaneous pacemaker by the patient's "twiddling."

twiddler's syndrome

the nervous habit of slight manipulation of entry portals causing the displacement of inserted wires or catheters.

twid·dler's syn·drome

(twid'lĕrz sin'drōm)
Condition in which a cardiac pacemaker wire is pulled out of position in the heart with rotation of the subcutaneous pacemaker by the patient's "twiddling."
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Twiddler's syndrome detected by patient's complaint of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator rotation in the subcutaneous pocket.
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