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Femoral placement of a totally implantable venous access port with spontaneous catheter fracture: case report

Authors
  • Kondo, Tomohiro1
  • Matsumoto, Shigemi1
  • Doi, Keitaro1
  • Nomura, Motoo1
  • Muto, Manabu1
  • 1 Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin-Kawaharacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan , Kyoto (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
CVIR Endovascular
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Publication Date
Jan 06, 2020
Volume
3
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s42155-019-0094-9
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

BackgroundThe incidence of catheter fracture after standard positioning of a totally implantable venous access port (TIVAP) is reported to be 1.1%–5.0%; however, the incidence of catheter fracture after TIVAP implantation at a femoral site remains unclear.Case presentationIn a 30-year-old man with angiosarcoma of the right atrium, tumor embolism was observed from the left brachiocephalic vein to the superior vena cava. A TIVAP was implanted in the right femur. A catheter fracture was spontaneously observed after 7 months.ConclusionsTo the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of catheter fracture in a TIVAP implantation at a femoral site.

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