CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 131-133

Spontaneous migration of central venous catheter tip following extubation


Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Al Baraha, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Balaji Prabaharan
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Al Baraha, Deira, P.O. Box: 5527, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.125975

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Migration of the tip of central venous catheters is not an uncommon event and the mechanism for this is not clear. Increased intrathoracic pressure due to coughing, sneezing or weight lifting, changing the body position or physical movements such as abduction or adduction of the arms is thought to be the cause of such migration. We present here a case of a patient with a port catheter tip that migrated from the left subclavian to the superior vene cava following extubation.


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