The word stylet can have a variety of meanings. In medicine it can mean a wire run through a catheter or cannula to render it stiff or to remove debris from its lumen. A catheter stylet is run through a catheter for stiffness or to remove debris. Some doctors will also interchange the term guide wire with stylet.
A catheter stylet used as a catheter introducer would more commonly be called a guide wire than a stylet. A catheter introducer can be ground to a taper to allow the introducer to more easily enter a vessel prior to a catheter.
Designed to assist in the insertion of catheters and drains when indicated. They are typically made of stainless steel and feature a locking handle that holds the catheter taut during insertion.
Catheter Stylet Stop
An item consisting of a metallic collar with a setscrew which may be tightened against the shaft of a STYLET, CATHETER at a desired position to prevent introduction of the stylet beyond such position.
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