ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

A Complication of Venous Cut-Down: Migration of a Catheter That Remained in the Vein
Mustafa Edis 1, Turan Ege 2, Enver Duran 2
1Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
2Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
Pages : 102-105


A 32-year-old male patient who was followed-up with a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was inserted a catheter into the left arm via cephalic vein cut-down in order to maintain parenteral nutrition and medical treatment. After the treatment, while the catheter was being removed, it was broken and a large part of it remained in the vessel. The catheter was located on a posteroanterior chest radiograph and removed by venotomy of the subclavian vein.

Keywords : Catheterization/methods/adverse effects; subclavian vein/surgery; venous cutdown/methods/adverse effects
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