Combination Endovascular Therapy and Open Surgery: Fogarty Tumor Embolectomy
The introduction of the balloon catheter for the removal and treatment of intravascular or intraluminal lesions in the 1960s by Dr. Thomas Fogarty initiated a widespread endovascular treatment concept for vascular or obstructive lesions. The passage of this narrow catheter through or beyond the obstructing lesion with expansion of the balloon and withdrawal of the catheter and the balloon enhanced the removal of multiple endovascular clots and emboli that, prior to that time, were unable to be or difficult to remove. The catheter technique of endovascular treatment thus initiated a new era of vascular access and therapy.
KeywordsEndovascular Treatment Balloon Catheter Vascular Access Obstructive Lesion Catheter Technique