Port-a-cath embolisation to pulmonary artery

Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Shilpi Gupta, Joseph Lowry, Meekoo Dhar

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Abstract

Intravascular embolisation of catheter, a relatively uncommon event associated with the use of totally implanted port devices, can have serious cardiovascular, pulmonary and septic complications with an overall mortality of 1.8%. Here, the authors report an asymptomatic patient with pulmonary artery catheter embolisation diagnosed incidentally in a positron emission tomography scan who underwent successful percutaneous extraction of the catheter in an attempt to avoid the possible dreadful complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ case reports
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Publication statusPublished - 2011

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