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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 560-563
The stuck dialysis catheter: A nasty astonishment


1 Department of Vascular Surgery, "Iasò General" Hospital of Athens; Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Vascular Surgery, "Iasò General" Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Georgios Galanopoulos
Department of Vascular Surgery, "Iasò General" Hospital of Athens; Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens
Greece
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.157366

PMID: 26022028

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Removal of a tunneled cuffed central venous catheter can be challenging and risky. In some cases, the catheter firmly adheres to the surrounding tissues, becoming an integrated part of the vessel wall. We present the case of an adult female hemodialysis (HD) patient with a dysfunctioning HD tunneled cuffed catheter. The catheter removal procedure proved mazy. After several attempts, the catheter was removed together with the peri-catheter fibrin sheath. However, the post-procedure period was uneventful.


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