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Vol. 13 Issue 1 (January-March)

Intrapleural migration of a percutaneous transhepatic hemodialysis catheter

Intrapleural migration of a percutaneous transhepatic hemodialysis catheter

J Vasc Access 2012; 13(1): 115 - 117




Sharon W. Kwan, Robert K. Kerlan Jr.


Percutaneous transhepatic catheters are a form of nonconventional access for patients requiring hemodialysis. We report a complication of these catheters which has not been previously described in the literature. The mechanism for intrapleural migration and a way to avoid this potential complication are discussed.

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  • Kwan, Sharon W. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA - USA
  • Kerlan Jr., Robert K. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - USA

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