Retrieval of embolized tip of implanted port intravenous catheter

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“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).

Reference:

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.

Abstract:

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.

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