Asymptomatic pulmonary artery embolization port catheter fragment

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Broken catheter embolism is a rare but often fatal complication of implantable venous access devices” Tandon et al (2019).

Abstract:

Broken catheter embolism is a rare but often fatal complication of implantable venous access devices. Prompt removal is key to avoiding an adverse outcome.

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Reference:

Tandon, S., Livingston, J., Krishnamurthy, G., Hitzler, J. and Punnett, A. (2019) Asymptomatic Pulmonary Artery Embolization by a Port-a-Cath Fragment in a Child With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 41(8), p.618-619. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001590.

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