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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2002 Sep;10(3):251-3.

Septic pulmonary emboli caused by a hemodialysis catheter.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery South Cleveland Hospital Middlesborough, Cleveland, England, UK. qumarabid@hotmail.com

Abstract

We present an unusual complication caused by a dialysis catheter inserted through the internal jugular vein into the central venous system. The 49-year-old male patient developed a right atrial thrombus, which became infected with Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in septic pulmonary embolism and septicemic shock. The thrombus was excised on cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient made an uneventful recovery.

PMID:
12213751
DOI:
10.1177/021849230201000314
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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