An unusual catheter malposition following totally implantable venous access port insertion: The catheter tip located into the right axillary vein



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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Yüksel A, Velioğlu Y, Demirel ME, Uçaroğlu ER. An unusual catheter malposition following totally implantable venous access port insertion: The catheter tip located into the right axillary vein. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 3 [cited 2024 May 20];3(12):903-5. Available from: