PICC tip migration following CT contrast injection

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While they are generally regarded as safe, they are not free from complication. In this case review, we present three cases of PICC tips migrating post-CT contrast pressure injection…” Craigie et al (2017).

Abstract:

Pressure-injectable peripherally inserted central catheters are now widely used for contrast pressure injections for CT scans. While they are generally regarded as safe, they are not free from complication. In this case review, we present three cases of PICC tips migrating post-CT contrast pressure injection including into the pleural cavity and subsequent complications, to raise awareness of this complication not previously encountered in our institution. Level of Evidence Level 4, Case Series.

Reference:

Craigie, M., Meehan, L. and Harper, J. (2017) Tip Migration Post-Contrast Pressure Injection Through Pressure-Injectable Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Causing Vascular Injury: A Report of 3 Cases. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. October 26th. [epub ahead of print].

doi: 10.1007/s00270-017-1828-5.

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