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Infusional 5-fluorouracil can be a pain in the neck: A case for repositioning displaced Hickman lines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10473727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Increasing numbers of patients receive infusional chemotherapy or total parenteral nutrition via Hickman or Grochong lines. Although the insertion of these indwelling catheters is generally performed under radiological guidance and their positions verified by chest radiography, it is still feasible for them to become displaced at a later date. This possibility should be excluded in patients who develop unusual symptoms during the course of their infusional therapy. We review the reported complications associated with Hickman lines, and present a case history demonstrating that interventional radiology has a valuable role in displaced line repositioning, after the exclusion of thrombosis and infection.
S Partridge; M Leslie; A Irvine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0936-6555     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol)     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-31     Completed Date:  2000-07-31     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002902     Medline TA:  Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / administration & dosage*
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Fluorouracil / administration & dosage*
Infusions, Intravenous
Jugular Veins / radiography*
Neck Pain / etiology*
Rectal Neoplasms / drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 51-21-8/Fluorouracil

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