Fractured PICC

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Post anesthetic CXR after minor post op desaturation.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Fractured left PICC. Left axillary clips. Sternal wires and mediastinal clips.

Case Discussion

Fractured left PICC, with the distal fractured fragment lodged in the left brachiocephalic vein. The patient underwent successful endovascular retrieval by interventional radiology.

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Case information

rID: 73291
Published: 7th Jan 2020
Last edited: 27th Apr 2020
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