The Seldinger technique: a short history, and its applications 60 years later

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Maxime Noel-Lamy

Keywords

Vascular Access, Angiography, Interventional Radiology

Abstract

More than 60 years ago, Sven-Ivar Seldinger described a novel technique for vascular access. This technique made possible the emergence of minimally invasive procedures and of the specialty of interventional radiology. This article describes shortly the history of the technique, its modern applications and include a brief biography of Seldinger.