Pulmonary embolization and retrieval of a metal splice segment from a repaired pediatric Broviac catheter

Frank Ing, M. Gonzalez, C. Coren, F. Z. Bierman

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Abstract

A 7 month old male had been born with jejunal atresia and had undergone some small bowel resection. A later episode of necrotizing enterocolitis resulted in ileal resection. The infant received parenteral nutrition through a Broviac catheter. The external part of the catheter later developed a tear and was repaired, using a standard catheter repair kit. The catheter later became obstructed and was cleared with urokinase and later still flushed at home. On the day of admission, the child had had mild respiratory symptoms for two to three days and a chest X-ray showed the presence of a foreign body in the left lung. The foreign body was the metal splice segment of the catheter repair kit. It had apparently been dislodged during the flushing of the catheter and had embolized into a pulmonary artery. The foreign body was removed percutaneously in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalChildren's Hospital Quarterly
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Catheters
Metals
Pediatrics
Lung
Foreign Bodies
Intestinal Atresia
Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Parenteral Nutrition
Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator
Cardiac Catheterization
Tears
Pulmonary Artery
Thorax
X-Rays

Keywords

  • Broviac catheter
  • Embolization
  • Intravascular foreign body
  • Pediatric
  • Retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Pulmonary embolization and retrieval of a metal splice segment from a repaired pediatric Broviac catheter. / Ing, Frank; Gonzalez, M.; Coren, C.; Bierman, F. Z.

In: Children's Hospital Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 3, 01.12.1996, p. 125-129.

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