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Pigtail catheter

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Definition

noun

An angiographic catheter that loops at the end and with small holes, used for draining body fluids that are not viscid, such as urine, pancreatic fluids, and bile, as well as for introducing soluble dyes for medical imaging


Supplement

The coiled end of the catheter is important to reduce the impact of the injectant on the vessel wall.


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