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Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2011 Feb;21(1):139-41.

Unusual malposition of dialysis catheter in the left internal mammary vein--a case report.

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Department of Anaesthesia, Fauji Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan.


Malpositioning of intravascular catheter is a known complication. We describe a case of a pregnant lady in whom dialysis catheter was inserted through the left internal jugular vein (IJV). It was molpositioned in the left internal mammary vein (IMV) which is very unusual site for a dialysis catheter. It was detected by chest X-Ray and confirmed by venography.

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