Successful Retrieval of a Partially Cut and Embolized Peripheral Intravenous Catheter from Cephalic Vein

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Manoj Ravi
C. K. Prasanna Kumar
T. P. Rakesh

Abstract

Placements of peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters are very common in hospital admitted patients. Rarely, fracture or accidental cutting can lead to embolization of the distal segment. Difficult decision-making situations can arise while considering between open surgical or interventional procedures for retrieval, which, largely depends on the position, physical features of the embolized segment, and morbidity of the procedure. We report a case of successful retrieval of an embolized fragment of an IV catheter lodged in the cephalic vein with an interventional procedure. We illustrate detailed step-wise techniques applied for percutaneous retrieval of foreign body, using simplified tool with different interventional possibilities. All procedures were performed safely and without difficulty. No complication was noted during or after these procedures.

Keywords:
Cardiovascular, embolization, interventional procedure, retrieval of foreign body, safety

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Ravi, M., Kumar, C. K. P., & Rakesh, T. P. (2020). Successful Retrieval of a Partially Cut and Embolized Peripheral Intravenous Catheter from Cephalic Vein. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery, 5(1), 1-5. Retrieved from https://journalajcrs.com/index.php/AJCRS/article/view/30152
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Case Study

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