Segment of PICC tip found in hepatic vein

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Abstract:

Central venous catheters are used for delivering medications and parenteral nutrition, measuring hemodynamic variations, and providing long-term intravenous access. In our clinic, during liver transection using a living-liver donor, peripherally inserted central venous catheters are generally preferred because they involve a less invasive technique with a lower risk of complications. In this report, we present the case of a 36-year-old male liver donor into whom we peripherally inserted a central venous catheter from his left basilic vein. After transecting the hepatic vein, the surgeon found foreign material inside the venous lumen, which turned out to be the distal segment of the catheter.

Reference:

Ersoy, Z., Araz, C., Taşkın, D., Moray, G. and Torgay, A. (2015) Malposition of a Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter in the Graft Hepatic Vein. Experimental and Clinical Transplantation. 139(Suppl 3), p.81-3.

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