An Uncommon Complication of a Common Procedure


Journal Article

© 2014, Association of Surgeons of India. Constant, safe and reliable endovascular access is necessary for patients’ diagnosis and treatment. Endovascular access is possible with a variety of means, including central and peripheral venous catheters. Peripheral catheterization is an extremely common medical procedure and is considered risk-free or associated with minimal complications. Still potentially serious complications can occur. Authors describe a rare case of peripheral catheter migration at left pulmonary artery in an immunosuppressed patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moris, DN; Michalinos, A; Vernadakis, S

Published Date

  • December 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 /

Start / End Page

  • 1401 - 1402

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0973-9793

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0972-2068

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12262-014-1096-4

Citation Source

  • Scopus