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I have not seen any infections with the Perclose system.
The biggest drawback is that when it fails, it tears the vessel and
 your left with a wide neck
pseudoanyeurym that fails to thrombose even with compression.  It
requires surgery, usually several stiches, to close.

> Date:          Tue, 25 May 1999 12:02:11 -0400
> Reply-to:      UVM Flownet <[log in to unmask]>
> From:          Robert R Nesbit <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject:       Re: thrombin injection
> To:            [log in to unmask]

> Have you seen any infections with the Perclose device?
>
> >>> "Alda Cossi Radiology (LHC)" <[log in to unmask]> 05/15/99 08:54AM >>>
> Dr. Kang asked for feedback on the use of thrombin injection in
> pseudoaneuryms.  The pseurdoaneuryms that I see are not the typical
> pseudoaneuryms with long, thin necks.  The ones that come to my attention
> recently have been failure of the Perclose (sp?) system.  When that
> system fails, it leaves a large, wide neck pseudoaneurym.  I've been
> reluctant to use thrombin in this situation for fear of increased
> risk of arterial thrombosis.  Would this situation be a
> contraindication to the use of thrombin injection?
>
> Alda Cossi, M.D.
>
>
> Alda Cossi, M.D.
> Radiology Department
> Lahey Hitchcock Clinic, Burlington MA
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Alda Cossi, M.D.
Radiology Department
Lahey Hitchcock Clinic, Burlington MA
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