Pulmonary embolism due to catheter fracture from a tunneled dialysis catheter.

Vishal Sagar, Eleanor Lederer

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Abstract

The patient presented to the emergency room with hemoptysis and pleuritic chest pain. A chest x-ray revealed a broken dialysis catheter tip lodged in the pulmonary artery. The fractured catheter tip was removed via the femoral vein using a loop snare. As has been described for central lines and venous ports, a fractured catheter tip from a hemodialysis catheter may also lead to pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e13-14
JournalAmerican journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Volume43
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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