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Introduction: Catheterization

Description of Catheterization

Catheterization: heading term for the use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids; for catheterization with diagnostic purposes use narrower term DIAGNOSTIC CATHETERIZATION; also consider heart or urinary catheterization.
Source: CRISP

Catheterization: Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Catheterization

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The term Catheterization can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Catheterization

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