Cardiac tamponade from misplaced central venous line in pericardiophrenic vein.

  title={Cardiac tamponade from misplaced central venous line in pericardiophrenic vein.},
  author={Timon W. van Haeften and Elisabeth C M van Pampus and Henk Boot and Rob J.M. Strack van Schijndel and Lambertus G. Thijs},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={148 7},
A patient in whom a left internal jugular vein catheter had first migrated into the left pericardiophrenic vein, and subsequently had perforated into the pericardium leading to a cardiac tamponade is described. Although this malposition has rarely been reported, it does not seem to be so infrequent, as three other similar misplacements have occurred in our institution. This malposition can be prevented by a high degree of suspicion, preferential use of the right internal jugular vein for… CONTINUE READING

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