ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Nazmiye Selçuk Kapısız, Hasan Fahri Kapısız, Orhan Veli Doğan, *Cahit Kocakavak, Ertan Yücel
SSK Ankara Eğitim Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara
*SSK Ankara Eğitim Hastanesi, 1. Dahiliye Kliniği, Ankara
Central venous catheterization has been increasing very rapidly in recent years. Complication rate related with a short duration of catheterization is approximately 5%, but this rate can increase depending on the duration of catheterization. Embolization of catheter fragments with extensive central vein thrombosis is a rare and serious complication that has been unusual in the literature reviewed. We examined two cases with embolization who were catheterized in the right subclavian vein for dialysis and reviewed the literature for etiology and prevention, symptoms and diagnosis, surgical and percutaneus treatments of central venous catheter embolization.
Keywords : Catheter, embolization, venous thrombosis, subclavian vein
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