Peripherally inserted central venous catheter fracture and embolization to the lung

Eric H. Kossoff, Michael P. Poirier

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Abstract

We report an adolescent patient with a peripherally inserted central venous catheter fracture and subsequent migration of the catheter fragment through the heart and into the lower lobe of the right lung. Physical findings were unremarkable for indications of this pulmonary embolization. With the increasing use of such devices for prolonged venous access, the practicing pediatric emergency physician should be aware of this potential complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-405
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Embolization
  • Fracture
  • Peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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