Combination Endovascular Therapy and Open Surgery: Fogarty Tumor Embolectomy

  • Raymond A. DieterJr.
  • Raymond A. DieterIII
  • George B. Kuzycz


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.


Endovascular Treatment Balloon Catheter Vascular Access Obstructive Lesion Catheter Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond A. DieterJr.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Raymond A. DieterIII
    • 4
  • George B. Kuzycz
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Northern Illinois Center for SurgeryNapervilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryDuPage Medical GroupGlen EllynUSA
  3. 3.Central DuPage HospitalWinfieldUSA
  4. 4.Cardiothoracic SurgeryUniversity of Tennessee Medical CenterKnoxvilleUSA
  5. 5.Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryNorthern Illinois Surgery CenterNapervilleUSA
  6. 6.Department of Thoracic SurgeryCentral DuPage HospitalWinfieldUSA

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