Left PICC in the right subclavian vein

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Post PICC line insertion (on ward) ? position

Patient Data

Age: 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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