Fractured PICC

Case contributed by 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.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.