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Azygos vein dialysis catheter placement using the translumbar approach in a patient with inferior vena cava occlusion.

Authors
  • Jaber, Mohammad R
  • Thomson, Matthew J
  • Smith, Douglas C
Type
Published Article
Journal
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2008
Volume
31 Suppl 2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00270-007-9271-7
PMID: 18172711
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We describe percutaneous, translumbar placement of a 14-Fr dialysis catheter into an ascending lumbar vein to achieve tip position in an enlarged azygos vein. The patient had thrombosis of all traditional vascular sites, as well as the inferior vena cava. This catheter functioned well for 7 months before fatal catheter-related infection developed.

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