fogarty catheter

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Fogarty catheter Fo·gar·ty catheter (fō'gər-tē)
A catheter with an inflatable balloon near its tip; it is used to remove emboli and thrombi from the cardiovascular system, and to remove stones from the biliary ducts.

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