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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(10), 218-221
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-10-5
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Successful Percutaneous Retrieval of a Dislodged Chemo-port Catheter Using Snare Technique in a Three Year Old Child: A Case Report

Manish Ruhela1, , Rajeev Bagarhatta1, Sanjeev Patni2 and Mishal Shah2

1Department of Cardiology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

2Department of Oncology, Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Pub. Date: October 20, 2014

Cite this paper:
Manish Ruhela, Rajeev Bagarhatta, Sanjeev Patni and Mishal Shah. Successful Percutaneous Retrieval of a Dislodged Chemo-port Catheter Using Snare Technique in a Three Year Old Child: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(10):218-221. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-10-5


Chemoport, a central venous infusion system is commonly used in cancer patients for administration of chemotherapy. Dislodgement with subsequent migration of chemoport catheter in to the heart is rare but potentially catastrophic complication. The treatment of choice is immediate retrieval of dislodged part of catheter by either surgery or percutaneous approach. Percutaneous removal is safer and less invasive making it the standard treatment modality. We herein report the case of a 3 year old child who was referred to us for the management of a dislodged chemoport catheter. In this article we discuss the treatment approach in this particular case as well as review the existing literature.

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