Abnormal U-shape course of central venous catheter

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“However, there was no back flow in all 3 lumens, so it was removed. Chest X-ray revealed abnormal U-shape course of CVC” Raut and Maheshwari et al (2015).

Reference:

Raut, M.S. and Maheshwari, A. (2015) Abnormal U-shape course of central venous catheter. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 19(2), p.127–128.

Extract:

“50-year-old male patient with shortness of breath was referred from other hospital to our center. After doing all routine blood investigations and bedside chest X-ray in the casualty ward, patient was transferred to intensive care unit. Patient had triple lumen central venous catheter (CVC) in right internal jugular vein (IJV) which was inserted in outside hospital. However, there was no back flow in all 3 lumens, so it was removed. Chest X-ray revealed abnormal U-shape course of CVC. Before inserting new central venous line, ultrasound of right IJV was done which showed large valve in right IJV.”

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