Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2016 , Vol 25 , Issue 1
Spontaneous Migration of Long-Term Indwelling Venous Catheter: Case Report
M. Burak EŞKİN1, Bülent ATİK2, M. Emin İNCE1, Vedat YILDIRIM1, Ahmet COŞAR1
1Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara
2Clinic of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2014-39910 Long-term central venous catheters are important in patients with cancer and other debilitating diseases. Although there are early and late complications, with an overall rate of approximately 13%, migration of a central venous catheter is rare. In this case report, we report migration of a Hickman"s catheter into the internal jugular vein, 25 days after satisfactory initial placement. The Hickman"s catheter was then removed and repositioned properly under scopy using guidewire. Periodic monitoring of catheter position with chest radiography can enable detection of migration early, interventional repositioning before thrombosis develops, and treatment to be made appropriately. Keywords : In-dwelling catheters; catheter migration; jugular vein
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