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

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Maxime Noel-Lamy


Vascular Access, Angiography, Interventional Radiology


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.