ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Deep venous thrombosis in the right upper extremity after removal of the Swan-Ganz thermodilution catheter
Orhan Gökalp1, Ufuk Yetkin1, Murat Aksun3, Müge Dinçsoy Gürçınar2, Ali Gürbüz1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Radiodiagnostics, Bilrad Imaging Center, İzmir, Turkey
3Department of Anesthesiology, İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.071
Catheter-related central vein thrombosis is a frequently seen complication of Swan Ganz thermodilution catheterization procedure. In this article, we aimed to present a 73-year-old female case with deep venous thrombosis in the right upper extremity after removal of the Swan-Ganz thermodilution catheter in the light of current literature data.
Keywords : Complication; deep venous thrombosis; Swan-Ganz thermodilution catheter; upper extremity
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