Central venous catheter on chest x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe



Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Right internal jugular CVC with tip at the cavo-atrial junction. No pneumothorax. 

Case Discussion

Non-tunelled central venous catheters (CVCs) are commonly placed by emergency and intensive care physicians, and less so by radiologists. They can have two, three or five lumens and are typically used for short-term central vascular access. 

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Case information

rID: 29901
Published: 1st Jul 2014
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
System: Chest, Vascular
Tag: cvc
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