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Minerva Chirurgica 2000 May;55(5):367-70

language: Italian

Catheter migration of a totally implantable venous device. A rare mechanical complication

Di Carlo I., Randazzo V., Di Stefano A., Lombardo R., La Greca G., Russello D., Latteri F.


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Catheter migration, represents a rare, mechanical complication following the use of totally implantable venous devices. A case, in which the catheter was inserted into the right internal jugular vein by percutaneous route, without radiological control, is described. Following the chemotherapic infusion drugs, the patient developed a catheter displacement and subcutaneous extravasation. Etiological hypotheses and modalities of prevention are discussed.

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