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Peripherally inserted central venous catheter fracture and embolization to the lung.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9881984     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report an adolescent patient with a peripherally inserted central venous catheter fracture and subsequent migration of the catheter fragment through the heart and into the lower lobe of the right lung. Physical findings were unremarkable for indications of this pulmonary embolization. With the increasing use of such devices for prolonged venous access, the practicing pediatric emergency physician should be aware of this potential complication.
E H Kossoff; M P Poirier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0749-5161     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-29     Completed Date:  1999-01-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk 23507, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*
Equipment Failure
Foreign Bodies* / diagnosis
Iatrogenic Disease*
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*

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