Malposition of hemodialysis catheter into the hepatic veins

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Here we present a 44 year old female hemodialysis patient with a malpositioned permanent hemodialysis catheter, catheter tip was found in hepatic vein after three months of insertion” Yucel and Gumusel et al (2019).

Abstract:

Permanent central vein catheter for hemodialysis is a choice for hemodialysis vascular access. Permanent dialysis catheters may be inserted through the jugular, subclavian and femoral veins. It may be inserted when the patient have short life expectancy or not suitable for fistula operation. There may be so many complications for example malposition, hemorrhage and pneumothorax while inserting central venous catheter. Here we present a 44 year old female hemodialysis patient with a malpositioned permanent hemodialysis catheter, catheter tip was found in hepatic vein after three months of insertion.

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Reference:

Yucel, S.K. and Gumusel, C. (2019) Malposition of hemodialysis catheter into the hepatic veins: A case report. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 35(2), p.583-585. doi: 10.12669/pjms.35.2.416.

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