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Impending catheter perforation of superior vena cava: radiographic recognition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3484864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In six of nine patients with superior vena caval perforation by a central venous catheter, the chest radiograph showed a gentle curve at the tip of the catheter 4 hr to 7 days before clinical or radiographic recognition of perforation. This radiographic sign should prompt catheter repositioning to avoid the morbidity and potential mortality associated with superior vena caval perforation.
I M Tocino; A Watanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  146     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1986 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-18     Completed Date:  1986-03-18     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Iatrogenic Disease / etiology*,  radiography
Vena Cava, Superior / injuries,  radiography*

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