ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare pinch-off case embolized to the pulmonary artery
Aykhan Abbasov1, Celalettin Kocatürk2, Adem Uçar3, Hakan Yanar1
1Department of General Surgery, Liv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Liv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul, Türkiye
3Department of Radiology, Liv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2023.20368
The pinch-off syndrome is defined as the embolization of the central catheter inserted via the subclavian approach due to the mechanical compression between the clavicle, the first rib, the subclavius muscle, and the costoclavicular ligament. Embolization to the pulmonary artery is an extremely rare condition. In this article, we present a rare case with ovarian cancer who had multiple metastases both locally and lungs, the port catheter was fractured into three parts, the proximal part was removed, the middle part was left between the subclavian vein and the skin, and the long distal part was embolized to the pulmonary artery.
Keywords : Pinch-off syndrome, port catheter complication, pulmonary artery embolization
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