Difficult central venous access removal: Case reports of the use of endovascular snare shearing of endothelialized tetherings

Erin A. Teeple, William E. Shiels, Benedict C. Nwomeh, Dorothy Rocourt, Donna A. Caniano

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Abstract

Although a fibrin sheath occurs in most long-standing central venous catheters, they do not typically interfere with complete removal of the catheter. We present 2 cases of long-standing catheters that could not be removed with simple surgical techniques because of endotheliazation via fibrous attachments to the venous wall. Both catheters were successfully removed using a modified snare technique through the right femoral vein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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