Transvascular Retrieval of a Catheter Remnant From the Peripheral Vein of a Preterm Neonate

J Vasc Access. Oct-Dec 2008;9(4):299-300.


We report the first case of transvenous removal of a peripheral inserted central catheter (PICC) fragment embolized to a peripheral vein in a 32-week gestational age 1450 g infant. The technical aspect of this alternative method to surgery is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
  • Catheterization, Central Venous / instrumentation
  • Catheterization, Peripheral*
  • Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
  • Device Removal*
  • Foreign-Body Migration / diagnostic imaging
  • Foreign-Body Migration / etiology
  • Foreign-Body Migration / therapy*
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Treatment Outcome