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Radiographic inguinal curl may indicate paraspinal misplacement of percutaneously inserted central venous catheters: report of three cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15843982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Misplacement of percutaneously inserted central venous catheters (PCVCs) into the paraspinal venous plexus can result in devastating outcomes. Several cases have been reported in the literature together with an explanation of the mechanism. OBJECTIVE: To describe three premature babies with their PCVCs inserted through the left saphenous vein that ended up in the lumbar spinal dural venous plexus. RESULTS: Plain radiographs obtained to check positions showed an unusual 360 degrees curl of the PCVC in the left inguinal area. CONCLUSION: We believe that misplacement of the catheter into the paraspinal venous plexus could be diagnosed with great accuracy if such a curl is seen.
Faris Chedid; Adil Abbas; Lloyd Morris
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-04-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-14     Completed Date:  2005-11-10     Revised Date:  2007-06-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  684-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Al Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Catheterization, Peripheral
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Inguinal Canal / radiography*
Medical Errors*
Saphenous Vein
Comment In:
Pediatr Radiol. 2006 May;36(5):466-7   [PMID:  16520974 ]

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