The wandering central venous catheter. An unusual case of catheter displacement

Intensive Care Med. 1985;11(5):263-4. doi: 10.1007/BF00260361.

Abstract

A subclavian central venous catheter wandered spontaneously between the superior caval and the internal jugular veins. The case supports the routine of regular X-ray checks for catheter position.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Foreign-Body Migration / complications*
  • Foreign-Body Migration / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Jugular Veins
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Thrombosis / etiology*
  • Vena Cava, Superior*