Repositioning misplaced central venous catheters


Central venous catheters inserted through the subclavian or basilic veins may be misplaced in the internal jugular vein. A simple technique employing a deflector guide wire allows catheter reposition in a very short time without the need for catheter withdrawal. In this manner, radiation exposure, the risk of catheter contamination, and patient discomfort… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02593878


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@article{Carrasco1987RepositioningMC, title={Repositioning misplaced central venous catheters}, author={C. Humberto Carrasco and William R. Richli and Chusilp Charnsangavej and Sidney Wallace}, journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology}, year={1987}, volume={10}, pages={234-236} }