A multiinstitutional review of central venous line complications: retained intravascular fragments.

@article{Milbrandt2009AMR,
  title={A multiinstitutional review of central venous line complications: retained intravascular fragments.},
  author={Kris Milbrandt and Paul Beaudry and Ron Anderson and Sarah Jones and Mike Giacomantonio and David Sigalet},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={972-6}
}
BACKGROUND There have been many reports of complications of central venous lines in children but limited discussion of the specific problem of retained intravascular fragments after attempted removal. We report on a series of 6 patients from 2 tertiary pediatric hospitals that had intravascular segments of long-term central venous lines that could not be removed and so were left in situ. METHODS We conducted a retrospective multiinstitutional review of long-term central venous lines (Broviacs… CONTINUE READING

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