Retained fragment of Port-a-Cath

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


Port removal.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Female

Retained fragment of catheter noted.


Right-sided Port-a-Cath in place.

Case Discussion

The sheared fragment of the Port-a-Cath was left behind as they were unable to retrieve it.

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Case information

rID: 56570
Published: 9th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Augusta University

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