A woman with metastasized endometrial sarcoma presented repeatedly with occlusion of the catheter port” Kildal et al (2019).
“A woman with metastasized endometrial sarcoma presented repeatedly with occlusion of the catheter port. The Figure shows the explanted catheter system with the port chamber opened; the latter is covered with an oily granulate. The outlet connection is clogged with a yellow substance, and the septum and polyurethane catheter display deep yellow discoloration. We established that the most likely reason was the regular infusion of curcumin that had been carried out in a private physician’s office without informing the oncologist. There was no record, and the patient had no memory, of any other potentially staining substances being given via the port”.
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Kildal, D., Feldhaus, F.W. and Gebauer, B. (2019) Port Occlusion Due to Curcumin Infusion. Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. 116(40), p.678. doi: 10.3238/arztebl.2019.0678. DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2019.0678.