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Groshong catheter exchange

Case contributed by Dr Adam Eid Ramsey, MD


Malfunction of a Groshong catheter in a patient on long-term TPN

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Successful and uncomplicated catheter gram which failed to demonstrate a fibrin sheath involving the distal portion of the Groshong catheter. 

Case Discussion

A Groshong line is a type of central venous access that is useful in cases that require long-term IV therapy such as TPN in this patient or chemotherapy. 

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