Difficult removal of a implantable central venous port catheter

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During the operation, avulsion and then dislocation of the port catheter tube occurred—a very rare complication of this procedure” Christ et al (2018).

Extract:

“A 55-year-old woman presented to the surgery department for the removal of a port catheter system. During the operation, avulsion and then dislocation of the port catheter tube occurred—a very rare complication of this procedure. Fluoroscopy revealed one end of the catheter in the coronary sinus and the other in the apex of the right ventricle.”

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Reference:

Christ, M., Grett, M. and Trappe, H.J. (2018) Difficult removal of a central venous port catheter. Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. 115(35-36), p.570.

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2018.0570

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