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Ultrasound-Guided Transaxillary Access Is Safe in Children


Background: Conventional angiography in children can be done for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Usually, arterial access is via a common femoral artery, but there are circumstances when the transaxillary approach is indicated. Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided transaxillary arteriography in children. Design/Methods: Retrospective review of arteriography in children aged >10 years at a children’s hospital. Of 1007 angiograms, 2.5% were vi more...
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