Percutaneous Retrieval of a Port-A-Cath Using a Pigtail Catheter Combined with Snaring Technique: A Case Report

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Published: 2021-12-13

Page: 63-67


Mohammad Reza Khalilian

Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Hassan Zamani

Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Farzaneh Farahmandi

Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Seyyed Abdolhossein Tavallai Zavareh

Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Fargol Farahmandi *

Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Central venous catheters could crack, fracture, and embolize in about 1% of their usage. In patients on a chemotherapy regimen, it's a severe and sporadic complication, and few cases have been reported in children. We report a successful technique using a snare for retrieving broken inserted venous port in a child on chemotherapy. Percutaneous retrieval of line fragments is occasionally helpful and ought to be done by interventional cardiologists for retrieving migrated catheters in all children.

Keywords: Port-a-cath, snaring, retrieval, central venous catheter, loop snare


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Khalilian, M. R., Zamani, H., Farahmandi, F., Zavareh, S. A. T., & Farahmandi, F. (2021). Percutaneous Retrieval of a Port-A-Cath Using a Pigtail Catheter Combined with Snaring Technique: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Medical Case Reports, 3(1), 63–67. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJMCR/article/view/1375

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