J Korean Soc Neonatol.  2007 Nov;14(2):221-225.

Removal of a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Remnant using Cardiac Catheterization in Preterm Infant

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  • 1Departments of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. arkim@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

The peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is used frequently in preterm infants. The known complications associated with the PICC include infection, thrombosis, extravasation, phlebitis, leakage of insertion site, fracture, accidental removal, occlusion of the PICC, and arrhythmia. We herein report a case of a spontaneously fractured PICC remnant that was successfully removed by cardiac catheterization.

Keyword

Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC); Fracture; Remnant; Cardiac catheterization

MeSH Terms

Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Cardiac Catheterization*
Cardiac Catheters*
Catheters*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Phlebitis
Thrombosis
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