Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 595–597 | Cite as

Catheter Fracture of Subclavian Venous Chemoport Device at Costoclavicular Junction: Pinch-off Syndrome

  • Vineet Goel
  • Naveen KumarEmail author
  • Vivek Saxena
  • Harit Chaturvedi
Case Report


Chemoport is most commonly used venous access devices for instillation of chemotherapeutic drugs in cancer care. Mechanical complications like catheter fracture can lead to serious morbidity, albeit occurring rarely. We present a case of a 35-year-old lady, a case of carcinoma breast, who had spontaneous fracture of chemoport access device in subclavian vein at the level of clavicle after four successful cycles of chemotherapy. The fracture was suspected on chest x-ray and was subsequently confirmed on contrast linogram. The patient was successfully managed with endovascular interventional technique without suffering any ill effects. It is a rare presentation of pinch-off syndrome.


Chemoport Contrast linogram Pinch-off syndrome 


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© Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vineet Goel
    • 1
  • Naveen Kumar
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vivek Saxena
    • 3
  • Harit Chaturvedi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyMax Super-specialty HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Surgical OncologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Radio-DiagnosisMax Super-specialty HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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