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"It is important to consider the risk that, as with other types of catheters, the injection of contrast media could cause migration or damage to the device. The case of a Femoral catheter migration in hepatic vein, during CT scan, is described" Stefano et al (2022).

Femorally inserted central catheter and contrast administration

Abstract:

Femorally inserted Central Catheters are increasingly used also for medium and long-term catheterization as an alternative to Centrally and Peripherally inserted Central Catheters. If certified as “power injectable,” they may be used for contrast media injection during radiological examinations. It is important to consider the risk that, as with other types of catheters, the injection of contrast media could cause migration or damage to the device. The case of a Femoral catheter migration in hepatic vein, during CT scan, is described.

Stefano E, Silvia C, Scigliano L, Gianluca M, Egle R. Femorally inserted central catheter, migration and catheter damage during contrast media injection: A case report. J Vasc Access. 2022 Nov 7:11297298221125154. doi: 10.1177/11297298221125154. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36341696.