Fracture and embolization of a peripherally inserted central venous catheter

D. N. Linz, G. S. Bisset, B. W. Warner

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Abstract

A case is presented of the fracture and embolization of a peripherally inserted central venous catheter. This novel complication is discussed in the context of patients in alternate care settings with emphasis on retrieval of the embolized catheter fragment, morbidity of catheter embolization, and precautions against inadvertent fracture in the home care setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-80
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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