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Extensive thrombosis of the caval venous system after central venous catheters in severely burned patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7546266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Central venous thrombosis is a rare but extremely dangerous complication following central venous catheter placement. Two cases of massive central venous thrombosis in severely burned patients are reported. The clinical course, diagnostic problems and treatment options are described and discussed. From these cases we conclude that central venous catheter thrombosis should be included early in the differential diagnosis of trunk and extremity oedema in patients with indwelling central venous catheters and that thrombolytic therapy is safe and effective even in the severely burned patient.
G Germann; N M Kania
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0305-4179     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-20     Completed Date:  1995-11-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Burn Center, BG-Trauma Center, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Burns / diagnosis*
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Edema / etiology
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / etiology
Thrombosis / etiology*,  therapy
Vena Cava, Superior*

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