Intercostal catheter tract through the liver

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Trauma, 4 attempts at ICC insertion for right sided pneumothorax, finally successful.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

The final intercostal catheter (ICC) position is satisfactory but there must have been a low insertion point traversing the liver introducing a small amount of free intra-peritoneal gas and producing a linear low density defect in the liver parenchyma. Fortunately there is no bleeding associated with this iatrogenic hepatic injury.

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Case Information

rID: 20975
Case created: 25th Dec 2012
Last edited: 18th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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