Unintentional embolization of a guide wire in the inferior vena cava during central venous catheter insertion successfully retrieved percutaneously 9 months later

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Abstract

Central venous catheters are routinely positioned for hemodynamic monitoring and fluid administration in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, and many well-known complications associated with this manoeuver have been described. Metalic guide wire embolization is a rare complication potentially associated with nonmechanical and mechanical adverse events. The case we report is peculiar as an almost fully endothelialized guide wire was successfully retrieved 9 months after its unintentional embolization in the inferior vena cava. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume83
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • complications adult cath/intervention
  • embolization
  • imaging CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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