Title

Spontaneous Intravenous Catheter Fracture and Embolization from an Implanted Venous Access Port and Analysis by Scanning Electron Microscopy.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-15-1987

Abstract

A spontaneous fracture occurred in the midportion of a catheter that was indwelling in the left subclavian vein and embolized to the pulmonary artery. Scanning electron microscopy studies were performed upon the fractured catheter. Possible reasons for the fracture are discussed. Sudden chest pain in a patient with an implanted catheter may be the first clinical manifestation of an embolized catheter.

Volume

60

Issue

2

First Page

270

Last Page

273

ISSN

0008-543X

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

3594363

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Hematology-Medical Oncology Division

Document Type

Article