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Catheter fragment embolization: a rare yet serious complication of catheter use in pediatric oncology.
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PMID:  23094542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Embolization is a rare but serious complication of venous central catheters in pediatric oncology. The reported cases in the literature are due in common to catheter ruptures. The most common cause is constant compression of the costoclavicular arch, known as "pinch-off" syndrome. We report a seven-year-old boy in whom embolization occurred as a late complication. Difficulty in the dissection of dense collagen periportal fibrosis was the main problem during the extraction session. The embolization occurred 10 months later. In an elective setting, percutaneous retrieval techniques were used successfully to extract the catheter fragments, and full recovery was achieved.
Ertuğrul Eryilmaz; Cengiz Canpolat; Alpay Celiker
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
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Created Date:  2012-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Acibadem University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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