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."

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."