An unusual catheter malposition following totally implantable venous access port insertion: The catheter tip located into the right axillary vein
Keywords:Totally implantable venous access port, Catheter malposition, Complication, Adverse event
Totally implantable venous access port (TIVAP) devices have been used increasingly for repetitive chemotherapy administration, long-term parenteral nutrition, blood sampling and blood transfusion for last years. Several potential complications including catheter malposition can occur during the insertion of TIVAP devices. Catheter malposition is a less commonly reported and an important complication of TIVAP insertion. In this article, we presented an uncommon case report of catheter malposition following TIVAP insertion in a 47-year-old woman. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of mispositioned TIVAP where the tip of the catheter is in the right axillary vein.
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