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Vol 69, No 2 (2011)
Chorzy trudni nietypowi
Published online: 2011-02-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Percutaneous removal of a broken central venous catheter from the right atrium

Marcin Wojtczak, Artur Telichowski, Ewa A. Jankowska, Piotr Ponikowski, Waldemar Banasiak, Krzysztof Reczuch
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(2):153-155.

open access

Vol 69, No 2 (2011)
Chorzy trudni nietypowi
Published online: 2011-02-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We report a case of a 32 year-old woman in whom catheter was inserted into a jugular internal vein in order to chronically administer antibiotics intravenously. For the next four years the introducer was kept in place. Due to a persistent cough, the chest X-ray was performed, demonstrating the broken introducer. Since a surgical removal did not succeed, a percutaneous procedure via femoral vein was performed successfully. Our case report draws special attention to the necessity of a regular check-up of patients with intravascular introducers.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 2: 153-155

Abstract

We report a case of a 32 year-old woman in whom catheter was inserted into a jugular internal vein in order to chronically administer antibiotics intravenously. For the next four years the introducer was kept in place. Due to a persistent cough, the chest X-ray was performed, demonstrating the broken introducer. Since a surgical removal did not succeed, a percutaneous procedure via femoral vein was performed successfully. Our case report draws special attention to the necessity of a regular check-up of patients with intravascular introducers.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 2: 153-155
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Keywords

intravenous introducer; foreign body

About this article
Title

Percutaneous removal of a broken central venous catheter from the right atrium

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 2 (2011)

Pages

153-155

Published online

2011-02-17

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(2):153-155.

Keywords

intravenous introducer
foreign body

Authors

Marcin Wojtczak
Artur Telichowski
Ewa A. Jankowska
Piotr Ponikowski
Waldemar Banasiak
Krzysztof Reczuch

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