Removal of a Stuck Tunneled Central Venous Catheter with the Assistance of Endoluminal Double Balloon Dilatation

  • Li-Yun Xu
  • Feng Qi
  • Lu Chen
  • De-Jun Chen
  • Man-Man Liu
Letter to the Editor


  1. 1.
    Pisoni RL, Arrington CJ, Albert JM, Ethier J, Kimata N, Krishnan M, et al. Facility hemodialysis vascular access use and mortality in countries participating in DOPPS: an instrumental variable analysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009;53:475–91.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Field M, Pugh J, Asquith J, Davies S, Pherwani AD. A stuck hemodialysis central venous catheter. J Vasc Access. 2008;9:301–3.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Hong JH. A breakthrough technique for the removal of a hemodialysis catheter stuck in the central vein: endoluminal balloon dilatation of the stuck catheter. J Vasc Access. 2011;12:381–4.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Farooq A, Jones V, Agarwal S. Balloon dilatation: a helpful technique for removal of a stuck dialysis line. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2012;35:1528–30.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Forneris G, Savio D, Quaretti P, Fiorina I, Cecere P, Pozzato M, et al. Dealing with stuck hemodialysis catheter: state of the art and tips for the nephrologist. J Nephrol. 2014;27:619–25.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ndzengue A, Kessaris N, Dosani T, Mustafa N, Papalois V, Hakim NS. Mechanical complications of long-term Tesio catheters. J Vasc Access. 2009;10:50–4.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Sequeira A, Sachdeva B, Abreo K. Uncommon complications of long-term hemodialysis catheters: adhesion, migration, and perforation by the catheter tip. Semin Dial. 2010;23:100–4.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Talreja H, Ryan SE, Graham J, Sood MM, Hadziomerovic A, Clark E, et al. Endoluminal dilatation for embedded hemodialysis catheters: a case-control study of factors associated with embedding and clinical outcomes. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0174061.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nephrology, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang ProvinceWenzhou Medical UniversityLinhaiChina

Personalised recommendations