Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 102--105

Percutaneous transfemoral repositioning of malpositioned central venous access device: A report of two cases


Ashutosh Chauhan1, Kamal Pathak2, Manomoy Ganguly1 
1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Army Hospital (R & R), Delhi, India
2 Department of Interventional Radiology, Army Hospital (R & R), Delhi, India

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Ashutosh Chauhan
Department of Surgical Oncology, Army Hospital (R &R), Delhi Cantt, Delhi-110 010
India

Placement of long term central venous access devices (CVAD) such as chemo ports and Hickman«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Chauhan A, Pathak K, Ganguly M. Percutaneous transfemoral repositioning of malpositioned central venous access device: A report of two cases.J Can Res Ther 2010;6:102-105


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Chauhan A, Pathak K, Ganguly M. Percutaneous transfemoral repositioning of malpositioned central venous access device: A report of two cases. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jul 9 ];6:102-105
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