Pinch-off syndrome described in this case study



Central venous catheterization is a common procedure in the emergency and intensive-care units. Rupture of the central catheter has been described as a rare complication in patients with permanent subclavian catheters. We report the case of a patient with rupture and central catheter and embolization secondary to intermittent mechanical compression by the subclavian and the first rib (pinch-off syndrome) and its resolution through a percutaneous device.


Morales-Victorino, N., Damas de Los Santos, F., Kuri-Ayache, M. and López-Aguilar, C. (2015) Pinch-off syndrome. Case report and review of the literature. Gaceta Médica de México. 151(4), p.529-32. [Article in Spanish].

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