Removal of embolized implantable port catheter from within the heart

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We describe two patients with embolized chemoport catheters within the heart that were successfully removed percutaneously using a goose-neck snare technique” Yoon and Lee (2017).

Abstract:

Central venous access devices are routinely used in patients with cancer. Although rare, catheter transaction with subsequent embolization is one of the major complications of intra-vascular devices. We describe two patients with embolized chemoport catheters within the heart that were successfully removed percutaneously using a goose-neck snare technique. We also describe a third patient with a fractured intra-vascular catheter in the pericardium removed by pericardiotomy, which can be the first case of the kind.

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Yoon, S.E. and Lee, C.H. (2017) Successful removal of embolized chemoport catheter within the heart and pericardium: 3 case reports. Journal of thoracic disease. 9(8), p.E718-E722.

doi: 10.21037/jtd.2017.07.15.

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