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Mediastinitis and mediastinitis-like symptoms associated with mal-positioning of a Port-A catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19473373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Mediastinitis is a life-threatening condition and would appear to have been rarely reported as arising as a central-venous catheter-associated complication. Here we report on one cancer patient featuring a Port-A catheter tip positioned within the innominate vein, who developed mediastinitis and mediastinitis-like symptoms subsequent to chemotherapeutic-agent infusion through this catheter. The relevant literature pertaining to this condition was reviewed, and the possible pathophysiology of the condition was discussed.
T-C Huang; H-H Hsu; Y-M Hsu; N-S Yao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cancer care     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1365-2354     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301979     Medline TA:  Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Division of Hematology/Oncology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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