CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 234–236

Repositioning misplaced central venous catheters

  • C. Humberto Carrasco
  • William R. Richli
  • Chusilp Charnsangavej
  • Sidney Wallace
Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/BF02593878

Cite this article as:
Carrasco, C.H., Richli, W.R., Charnsangavej, C. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (1987) 10: 234. doi:10.1007/BF02593878

Abstract

Central venous catheters inserted through the subclavian or basilic veins may be misplaced in the internal jugular vein. A simple technique employing a deflector guide wire allows catheter reposition in a very short time without the need for catheter withdrawal. In this manner, radiation exposure, the risk of catheter contamination, and patient discomfort are lessened.

Key words

Central venous catheterCathetersCatheterization

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Humberto Carrasco
    • 1
  • William R. Richli
    • 1
  • Chusilp Charnsangavej
    • 1
  • Sidney Wallace
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of Texas, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at HoustonHoustonUSA