Retrieval of Tunneled Cuffed Venous Catheter Due to Accidental Catheterization of Subclavian Artery

Document Type : Case Report


Dr. P.K. Sen Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India.


Tunneled cuffed venous catheter or permacath insertion is used routinely in intensive care management and chronic kidney disease patient for dialysis. We report an unusual case of 43Y old male patient case of chronic kidney disease on dialysis in whom a 14.5 Fr tunneled cuffed venous catheter was retrieved from subclavian artery due to accidental catheterization following insertion of catheter from internal jugular vein.


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