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Asha Kishore, Mohammed Arshad Ali, Kishore Raikar
Keywords : Accessory hemiazygos vein, hemothorax, permacath, ultrasound
Citation Information : Kishore A, Ali MA, Raikar K. A case of misplaced permacath dialysis catheter. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (8):490-492.
License: CC BY-ND 3.0
Published Online: 01-08-2015
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Central venous placement using ultrasound has significantly reduced the complications associated with blind puncture. The central venous catheter can still get misplaced if it follows an anomalous route after appropriate puncture of desired vessel. We report a case of misplaced dialysis catheter into the accessory hemiazygos vein which resulted in a large hemothorax, and we recommend the routine use of a fluoroscope for placement of dialysis catheters so as to avoid serious complications.
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