Displacement of a power-injectable PICC following computed tomography pulmonary angiogram

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We report a case of iatrogenic PICC line displacement following the power injection of contrast during a computed tomography pulmonary angiogram” Lee and Ricketts (2017).

Abstract:

Displacement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines during contrast-enhanced computed tomography examinations is an underappreciated phenomenon. We report a case of iatrogenic PICC line displacement following the power injection of contrast during a computed tomography pulmonary angiogram. During the study, the PICC line was shown to move on 2 occasions, resulting in 2 nondiagnostic studies. We review the available literature on the topic and suggest possible strategies to avoid this phenomenon. Radiologists should be aware of PICC line migration, and it should become common practice to review the catheter tip position after computed tomography examinations.

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Lee, J.T.L. and Ricketts, J. (2017) Displacement of a power-injectable PICC following computed tomography pulmonary angiogram. Radiology Case Reports. 12(4), p.690-692. eCollection.

doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2017.07.016.

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