Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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A Case of Misplaced Permacath Dialysis Catheter


Mohammed Arshad Ali, kishore Raikar and Asha Kishore

Central venous placement using ultrasound has significantly reduced the complications associated with blind puncture. The central venous catheter can still get misplaced if it follows an anomalous route after appropriate puncture of desired vessel. We report a case of misplaced dialysis catheter into the accessory hemiazygos vein which resulted in a large hemothorax and we recommend the routine use of fluoroscope for placement of dialysis catheters so as to avoid serious complication.


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