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Rare malposition of a central venous catheter into the left internal mammary vein in a liver transplantation patient.
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PMID:  21461874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We report a rare malposition of a central venous catheter in a liver transplantation patient which occurred during an intensive care period. The waveform of central venous pressure was aberrant after connecting the catheter to the pressure kit transducer. It was misplaced into left internal mammary vein confirmed by thoracic computed tomography. Significant engorgement of the left internal mammary vein may have been the cause of this rare malposition.
Authors:
Hsiu-Rong Liao; Tsung-Shih Li; Kuen-Bao Chen; Chi-Yuan Li; Long-Bin Jeng; Horng-Ren Yang; Kin-Shing Poon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1438-8359     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8905667     Medline TA:  J Anesth     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Anesthesia, Pain Service, and Critical Care Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, No. 2, Yuh-Der Road, Taichung, 404, Taiwan, ROC.
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