Left PICC in the right subclavian vein

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Post PICC line insertion (on ward) ? position

Patient Data

Age: 30-35 years
Gender: Male

The left sided PICC crosses the midline and the tip is projected in the right subclavian vein.

Case Discussion

This catheter just didn't want to descend into the SVC. It was removed and another catheter inserted in the correct position.

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Case information

rID: 53568
Case created: 24th May 2017
Last edited: 21st Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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