Intrapleural migration of a percutaneous transhepatic hemodialysis catheter
J Vasc Access 2012; 13(1): 115 - 117
Article Type: CLINICAL CASE
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.
- • Accepted on 6/23/2011
- • Available online on 7/15/2011
- • Published in print on 3/7/2012
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- Kwan, Sharon W.
Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA - USA
- Kerlan Jr., Robert K.
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - USA