Case study describes totally implantable catheter migration

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The Authors report a case of deployment of a Port-a-Cath catheter and its percutaneous retrieval” Intagliata et al (2017).

Abstract:

Totally subcutaneous intravascular portals have been increasingly used to administer long-term chemotherapy and parental nutrition. The reported complications are rare. Accidental endovascular rupture of a fragment of catheter is one of the most formidable complications of the central vein catheterization. The Authors report a case of deployment of a Port-a-Cath catheter and its percutaneous retrieval. The catheter accidentally detached and migrated from the reservoir of the port-a-cath placed in the left subclavian vein to the right heart cavities through the blood stream. A review of the Literature is also given, focusing on the possible factors responsible for this unusual complication.

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Intagliata, E., Basile, F. and Vecchio, R. (2017) Totally implantable catheter migration and its percutaneous retrieval: case report and review of the literature. Il Giornale di Chirurgia. 37(5), p.211-215.

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