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Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI)
ISSN: 0973-1482
EISSN: 1998-4138
Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010, pp. 102-105
Bioline Code: cr10024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010, pp. 102-105

 en Percutaneous transfemoral repositioning of malpositioned central venous access device: A report of two cases
Chauhan, Ashutosh; Pathak, Kamal & Ganguly, Manomoy


Placement of long term central venous access devices (CVAD) such as chemo ports and Hickman′s catheters are associated with a definite risk of catheter tip malpositioning. As such, malpositioning runs a risk of venous thrombosis and related complications; it is imperative to reposition the catheter. Percutaneous transfemoral venous approach has been described as a minimally invasive and safe method for the repositioning. We present two cases in which the CVAD implanted in one subclavian vein got malpositioned in contra lateral subclavian vein. A percutaneous transfemoral venous approach utilizing 5 Fr angiographic catheter was successful in repositioning of the catheters in both cases.

Chemo port, Hickman′s catheter, malposition, repositioning

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