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Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27--28

Snaring of broken and dislodged central line


Mohammed Dilawar, Mahmoud Al Soufi 
 Pediatric Cardiology Section, Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Dilawar
Pediatric Cardiology Section, Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha
Qatar




How to cite this article:
Dilawar M, Al Soufi M. Snaring of broken and dislodged central line.Heart Views 2007;8:27-28


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Dilawar M, Al Soufi M. Snaring of broken and dislodged central line. Heart Views [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];8:27-28
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Full Text

This case is a 13 years old male, known case of lymphoma and was on chemotherapy through BROVIAC central line. While the central line was being removed in the operating room, it was accidentally broken and dislodged. Chest x-ray showed a long piece of central line with its upper end in the right atrium and lower end into deep hepatic vein [Figure 1]. The patient was transferred to the cardiac catheterization laboratory immediately. A 10 French sidearm sheath was placed into right femoral vein and using a 6 French single loop snare catheter, the line was snared in the SVC from its upper end [Figure 2] a and removed through femoral venous sheath uneventfully [Figure 2] b.