CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 321–333 | Cite as

Central Venous Access Catheters: Radiological Management of Complications

  • U.K. Teichgräber
  • B. Gebauer
  • T. Benter
  • H.-J. WagnerEmail author
Review Article


A great variety of central venous access devices such as tunneled and non-tunneled central venous catheters (CVC) as well as port systems are implanted by interventional radiologists at an increasing rate. There are some possible immediate, early, and late complications related to the implantation technique, care, and maintenance of CVCs. This review will illustrate possible complications of CVCs and will discuss risk factors. Different strategies will be shown regarding the prevention and treatment of complications.


Digital Subtraction Angiography Central Venous Catheter Internal Jugular Vein Central Venous Access Port Catheter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U.K. Teichgräber
    • 1
  • B. Gebauer
    • 1
  • T. Benter
    • 2
  • H.-J. Wagner
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Charite University HospitalDepartment of Radiology, BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Charite University HospitalDepartment of Oncology, BerlinGermany
  3. 3.Philipps University HospitalDepartment of Radiology, MarburgGermany

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