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Malposition of a long central venous catheter in the right inferior thyroid vein--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9046218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report hopes to bring to attention the possibility of malposition and ligation of a long central venous catheter in a central venous tributary in the course of major neck surgery. A 49-year-old gentleman underwent total laryngectomy and right radical neck dissection for laryngeal carcinoma. A long central venous catheter was inserted via the right basilic vein. This was subsequently found to have malpositioned into the right inferior thyroid vein and ligated. It required an exploration of the neck wound to remove the ligated catheter.
K S Ng; B T Teh; E P Siew; H K Leong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-04     Completed Date:  1997-04-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  556-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Jugular Veins / injuries*
Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery*
Medical Errors*
Middle Aged

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