Hickman catheter

Hickman catheters (or Hickman lines) are a type of tunnelled central venous access device.

Indications

  • chemotherapy administration 2
  • parenteral nutrition 2
  • long-term parenteral antibiotic administration 2

Complications

Insertion
  • arrhythmia (most common) 1
  • arterial injury
  • kinking
  • pneumothorax
  • failure
Long-term
  • infection (most common) 1,2
  • occlusion
  • thrombosis
  • tip migration
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rID: 60181
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hickman line

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