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The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 478–479 | Cite as

Intraoperative pulmonary embolization by the tip of a polystan venous return catheter

  • Yoshito Kawachi
  • Ryiji Tominaga
  • Jiro Tanaka
  • Kouichi Tokunaga
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Abstract

In a 10-year-old girl being treated for ventricular septal defect, the tip of a Polystan venous return catheter broke away when the catheter was being removed at the time of bypass disconnection. Following fluoroscopic identification of the tip in the left peripheral pulmonary artery, it was removedvia arteriotomy.

Key Words

pulmonary embolization venous return catheter 

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© The Japan Surgical Society 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshito Kawachi
    • 1
  • Ryiji Tominaga
    • 1
  • Jiro Tanaka
    • 1
  • Kouichi Tokunaga
    • 1
  1. 1.The Division of Cardiovascular SurgeryKyushu University Faculty of MedicineFukuokaJapan

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