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Thank you very much for your patient explanation. In this case, the author interchanges the terms "wire guide" and "guidewire." Since I am not of the field, I could not figure out the interchangeability. Through your explanation, I understand it better now. Many thanks again!
If you search for 'guidewire' in regards to gastrojejunostomy procedures, you will see that it is a very common term - in fact, much more common than 'wire guide'. Still, it would help if you could provide more information what exactly it is used for.
It's about gastrojejunostomy. There are several sentences involving "wire guide": "Dilate the tract through the abdominal wall by advancing the supplied dilators, in sequential order, over the wire guide," "Most commonly, the wire guide coils in the fundus and then exits to the antrum," and "Advance the seeking catheter over the wire guide." I suspect that the "wire guide " must be different from what we usually understand as a "guide wire."
Your point is well taken. A guidewire is a solid wire over which a catheter-like device can be positioned. A "wire guide" sounds to me more like a catheter through which a wire is guided. What is the context? If it is for a pacemaker, for example,
A wire guide: a hole or apparatus used to guide a wire through or along.
A guide wire: a wire used to guide an apparatus or something with a hole in it along it to its destination
A Guy wire: a wire that connects too points, used to carry/restrain things
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Explanation: I think 'guidewire' is the more common term.