Concurrent use of pigtail and loop snare catheters for percutaneous retrieval of dislodged central venous port catheter

Ming Tsung Chuang, Ding Kwo Wu, Cheng Ang Chang, Ming Chen Paul Shih, Ou Yang Fu, Chien Han Chuang, Yi Fan Tsai, Jui Sheng Hsu

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to report our experience of percutaneous retrieval of dislodged port catheters with concurrent use of pigtail and loop snare catheters. During a 5-year period at our institute (June 2005 to July 2010), a total of 23 dislodged port catheters were retrieved. The interval between port catheter implantation and dislodged catheter retrieval ranged from 43 days to 1,414 days (mean 586.7 days). The time of delayed retrieval ranged from 1 day to 45 days (mean 4.6 days). All dislodged catheters were retrieved with the concurrent use of pigtail and loop snare catheters via femoral venous route. The prevalence of port catheter dislodgement at our institute was 3.4%. All dislodged port catheters were removed successfully with pigtail and loop snare catheters together. No procedure-related complications were encountered, except for transient arrhythmia in two patients, which required no medication. In conclusion, the concurrent use of pigtail and loop snare catheters is a feasible and easy way for percutaneous retrieval of a dislodged central venous port catheter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-519
Number of pages6
JournalKaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1

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  • Medicine(all)

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