Central venous catheter knotted during insertion

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Abstract:

A 79-year-old woman, diagnosed for cancer of the ovary, had a central catheter that was placed with difficulty through the right internal jugular vein intraoperatively. After oophorectomy, it was realized that the catheter was knotted.

Thus, the central venous catheter was removed successfully using a traction technique in the operating room. Central venous catheter use may result in various complications, although it has been used as an invasive method for hemodynamic monitoring and fluid and drug infusion. Here, we present catheter knotting in a case with solutions for this complication, under literature review.

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Reference:

Erkılıç, E., Aksoy, M., Gümüş, T., Sarı, S. and Kesimci, E. (2015) Jugular Venous Catheterization: A Case of Knotting. Case Reports in Medicine. November 8th. [epub ahead of print].

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