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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 337-339

Malpositioning of Central Venous Catheter : Two Case Reports

MS, DNB(General Surgery), India

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Ashutosh Chauhan
Department of Oncosurgery, Army Hospital, Research and Referral, Delhi Cantt , Delhi-10
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Malpositioning of central venous catheter inserted into subclavian vein is a known and dreaded complication. Malpositioning of catheter tip into contralateral subclavian is an extremely unusual occurrence. The author describes two cases, one of subclavian central venous catheter and another of a peripherally inserted central catheter, in which the catheter malpositioned into contralateral subclavian vein.

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