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Clin Radiol. 2013 May;68(5):529-44. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2012.10.013. Epub 2013 Feb 13.

Imaging and management of complications of central venous catheters.

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Department of Interventional Radiology, City General Hospital, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Stoke-On-Trent, UK.

Abstract

Central venous catheters (CVCs) provide valuable vascular access. Complications associated with the insertion and maintenance of CVCs includes pneumothorax, arterial puncture, arrhythmias, line fracture, malposition, migration, infection, thrombosis, and fibrin sheath formation. Image-guided CVC placement is now standard practice and reduces the risk of complications compared to the blind landmark insertion technique. This review demonstrates the imaging of a range of complications associated with CVCs and discusses their management with catheter salvage techniques.

PMID:
23415017
DOI:
10.1016/j.crad.2012.10.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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