Outcome of retained fractured central venous catheters

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Unidentified fractures of indwelling tunneled catheters are presumably rare and possibly underreported…” Mullan et al (2017).

Abstract:

Unidentified fractures of indwelling tunneled catheters are presumably rare and possibly underreported, but their consideration is important in patients with a history of catheter placement with otherwise unexplained, atypical chest pain.

Reference:

Mullan, C.W., Tariq, U. and Goldin, M. (2017) Fragmented central venous catheter retained for years with minimal symptoms. Clinical Case Reports. 5(8), p.1409-1410. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1041.

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