Asymptomatic fracture and cardiac migration of IV port

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“Herein we report a case of spontaneous breakage and cardiac migration in which the patient was asymptomatic. Patient was successfully managed by an interventional cardiologist” Shah et al (2014).

Reference:

Shah, M., Patni, S. and Bagarahatta, R. (2014) Spontaneous chemoport fracture and cardiac migration. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. 5(4), p.325-6.

Abstract:

Central venous access devices are routinely used in oncology for delivering chemotherapy of which implantable chemoports are the most common. Spontaneous breakage and migration of the catheters is a very rare but known complication of the procedure. Patients will usually present with cardiac manifestations in form of chest pain or arrythmias. Herein we report a case of spontaneous breakage and cardiac migration in which the patient was asymptomatic. Patient was successfully managed by an interventional cardiologist.

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