Fragmented central venous catheter retained for years with minimal symptoms

Clin Case Rep. 2017 Jun 15;5(8):1409-1410. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1041. eCollection 2017 Aug.

Abstract

Unidentified fractures of indwelling tunneled catheters are presumably rare and possibly underreported, but their consideration is important in patients with a history of catheter placement with otherwise unexplained, atypical chest pain.

Keywords: Central venous catheter; chest pain; fracture; interventional radiology; total parenteral nutrition.