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Endovascular repair of an iatrogenic superior vena caval injury: a case report.
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PMID:  17826247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a patient with an iatrogenic injury to the superior vena cava during a central venous catheter placement. The vena cava was perforated when a left subclavian dialysis catheter was placed. The perforation in the right side of the vena cava occurred at the confluence of the innominate veins. This perforation was successfully repaired using a 10 mm Viabahn stent graft (W. L. Gore, Flagstaff, Ariz) delivered through a femoral approach. The stent graft was deployed as the dialysis catheter was removed. This case demonstrates the utility of stent graft repair of the superior vena cava in emergency situations.
Ali Azizzadeh; Mai T Pham; Anthony L Estrera; Sheila M Coogan; Hazim J Safi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-10     Completed Date:  2007-10-09     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  569-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Follow-Up Studies
Hepatorenal Syndrome / therapy*
Iatrogenic Disease
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis / methods*
Vena Cava, Superior / injuries*,  radiography

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