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What is a Mahurkar catheter for cancer treatment?

A Mahurkar catheter is a large, semi-flexible hollow tube (catheter) used for removing apheresis (certain parts from whole blood). The Mahurkar catheter is best suited for the rapid withdrawal and return of blood necessary for apheresis (the catheter is two tubes in one inside the body and separates into two tubes outside the body).

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