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Embolized Central Venous Catheter

Annen MA - MedPix (2009)

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Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Embolized Central Venous Catheter

History: 3 y/o boy with neuroblastoma s/p treatment with Cytoxan, Vincristine, Cisplatin, Etoposide, and Doxorubicin requiring an off-therapy scan.

Findings: • Image 1: Port-A-Cath hub with catheter dislodged with proximal catheter tip in proximal subclavian vein. Notice the access needle (Huber needle) in the hub with contrast in the surrounding soft tissue. •Image 2: Proximal tip of catheter in main pulmonary artery with distal end extending into the right pulmonary artery.

Ddx: • failure of Port-A-Cath device with catheter in pulmonary artery • other tubular foreign body

Dxhow: CT with contrast

Exam: Port-A-Cath hub palpated in left upper chest; rest of exam and labs unremarkable.

No MeSH data available.


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Embolized Central Venous Catheter

Annen MA - MedPix (2009)

Proximal tip of catheter in main pulmonary artery with distal end extending into the right pulmonary artery.
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MPX2057_synpic50105: Proximal tip of catheter in main pulmonary artery with distal end extending into the right pulmonary artery.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Embolized Central Venous Catheter

History: 3 y/o boy with neuroblastoma s/p treatment with Cytoxan, Vincristine, Cisplatin, Etoposide, and Doxorubicin requiring an off-therapy scan.

Findings: • Image 1: Port-A-Cath hub with catheter dislodged with proximal catheter tip in proximal subclavian vein. Notice the access needle (Huber needle) in the hub with contrast in the surrounding soft tissue. •Image 2: Proximal tip of catheter in main pulmonary artery with distal end extending into the right pulmonary artery.

Ddx: • failure of Port-A-Cath device with catheter in pulmonary artery • other tubular foreign body

Dxhow: CT with contrast

Exam: Port-A-Cath hub palpated in left upper chest; rest of exam and labs unremarkable.

No MeSH data available.