Routine chest roentgenogram after central venous catheter insertion is not always necessary.

@article{Sanabria2003RoutineCR,
  title={Routine chest roentgenogram after central venous catheter insertion is not always necessary.},
  author={{\'A}lvaro Enrique Sanabria and Carlos Henao and R{\'o}mulo Bonilla and Carlos Castrill{\'o}n and Herman Cruz and William Ram{\'i}rez and Pablo Navarro and Mercedes Gonz{\'a}lez and Abel D{\'i}az D{\'i}az},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={186 1},
  pages={35-9}
}
BACKGROUND To evaluate the usefulness of routine radiologic control after the insertion of a central venous catheter as a tool that might modify treatment of patients. METHODS A prospective study was made of 149 patients submitted to central venous catheter insertion. RESULTS In 55% of the patients the roentgenogram showed an adequate placement of the catheter tip and in 3.6% it showed some abnormal finding. Ten modifications were carried out based on the radiologic results. The prolonged… CONTINUE READING