“Hereby, we report successful extraction of an embolized 10-cm tip of a vascular access port using a macro snare catheter.” Bostan et al (2014).
Bostan, M., Durakoğlugil, M.E., Satiroğlu, O., Erdivanli, B. and Tufan, G. (2014) Retrieval of embolized tip of port catheter from branch of right pulmonary artery using a macro snare catheter. Interventional Medicine & Applied Science. 6(2), p.93-5.
Retrieval of embolized tip of implanted port intravenous catheter http://ctt.ec/5ech7+ @ivteam #ivteam
Rupture of the silicon port catheter is a relatively rare complication. Ruptured part usually embolizes; therefore, removal of foreign body may be difficult. These ports usually migrate to right-sided chambers, main pulmonary arteries, and pulmonary subbranches. Different devices such as snares, basket catheters, and ablation catheters are utilized for retrieval. Hereby, we report successful extraction of an embolized 10-cm tip of a vascular access port using a macro snare catheter.
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.