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Central venous catheter associated vascular erosion

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Balasubramanian, S., Gupta, S., Nicholls, M. and Laboi, P. (2014) Rare complication of a dialysis catheter insertion. Clinical Kidney Journal. 7(2), p.194-6. [...] “We report a case of a persistent left-sided superior vena cava (PLSVC) and a possible central venous catheter vascular erosion following insertion of a left-sided internal jugular dialysis catheter” Balasubramanian, et al (2014) Insertion of a dialysis catheter is a very common procedure in renal medicine, which is associated with one or more complications in ?15% of patients. Central venous catheter vascular erosion is a rare but serious complication, the incidence appears to be between 0.4 and 1% which can be difficult to diagnose, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. We report a case of a persistent left-sided superior vena cava (PLSVC) and a possible central venous catheter vascular erosion following insertion of a left-sided internal jugular dialysis catheter. We discuss the mechanisms, diagnosis and measures to limit vascular erosion and also briefly discuss PLSVC. published on IV Team  15 Apr 2015 www.ivteam.com link to article online

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