Migration of central lines from the superior vena cava to the azygous vein.

@article{Haygood2012MigrationOC,
  title={Migration of central lines from the superior vena cava to the azygous vein.},
  author={Tamara Miner Haygood and Kriti Malhotra and Chip-Jin Ng and Beth A. Chasen and Kevin W. McEnery and Marvin Chasen},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={49-54}
}
AIM To report 11 cases of central venous access catheters migrating from the superior vena cava to the azygos vein in order to raise radiologists' awareness of this possibility. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective review of the clinical history and imaging of 11 patients whose central line migrated from the superior vena cava to the azygos vein. The time course of migration, access route of the catheters, outcome, and depth of placement in the superior vena cava were evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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