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Minerva Chir. 2000 May;55(5):367-9.

[Migration of the catheter of a totally implantable venous system. A rare mechanical complication].

[Article in Italian]

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I Clinica Chirurgica Generale e Terapia Chirurgica, Università degli Studi, Catania.


Catheter migration, represents a rare, mechanical complication following the use of totally implantable venous devices. A case, in which the catheter was inserted into the right internal jugular vein by percutaneous route, without radiological control, is described. Following the chemotherapy infusion drugs, the patient developed a catheter displacement and subcutaneous extravasation. Etiological hypotheses and modalities of prevention are discussed.

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