Inability to start hemodialysis after a smooth temporary hemodialysis catheter insertion procedure

Hemodial Int. 2007 Jan;11(1):32-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-4758.2007.00149.x.


Cannulation of the central vein for placement of the temporary dual-lumen catheter for hemodialysis can usually be safely and reliably performed under ultrasonographic guidance. Here, we report a case of aberrant catheter entry into the internal thoracic vein during an apparently smooth procedure. The value of sonographic guidance, together with fluoroscopy with or without venography, will be discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Catheterization, Central Venous / methods*
  • Endosonography
  • Female
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Humans
  • Phlebography
  • Renal Dialysis / methods*
  • Veins / diagnostic imaging