Embolization of hydrophilic catheter coating to the lungs: report of a case mimicking granulomatous vasculitis.

@article{Allan2009EmbolizationOH,
  title={Embolization of hydrophilic catheter coating to the lungs: report of a case mimicking granulomatous vasculitis.},
  author={Robert William Allan and Hassan M Alnuaimat and William D. Edwards and Henry Dale Tazelaar},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={132 5},
  pages={794-7}
}
Hydrophilic coatings are used on intravascular devices to facilitate ease of manipulation and to minimize complications such as thrombosis during a procedure and vasospasm after a procedure. We report a case of embolization of hydrophilic coating of a central venous catheter to the lung that resulted in cavitary lung nodules in a 34-year-old woman. The microscopic features of this unusual complication warrant emphasis so that pathologists will not overlook the embolic foreign material and make… CONTINUE READING
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