Malposition of a central venous catheter into the right internal mammary vein: review of complications of catheter misplacement.
Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2012 Feb;46(2):187-9
Authors: Stone PA, Hass SM, Knackstedt KS, Jagannath P
Central venous catheters are commonly utilized to gain vascular access for varied clinical indications. Successful catheter placement requires not only technical expertise but also awareness of the potential complications. In this article, we report a malposition of a central venous catheter in a hemodialysis patient. We review the complications of this catheter misplacement, as well as complications resulting from other central venous catheter malpositions.
PMID: 22308215 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]