Managing peripherally inserted central catheter-related venous thrombosis: How I do it

I. Chaitowitz, R. Heng, K. Bell

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Abstract

Imaging-guided insertion of central venous catheters, either in the form of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) or through a subclavian or a jugular approach, is becoming the preferred method of acquiring long-term venous access for a variety of therapeutic purposes. The most significant complication from central venous catheters is thrombosis of the catheterized vein. Venous thrombosis related to the insertion of PICC lines is conventionally treated with line removal followed by anticoagulation. Direct thrombolysis with urokinase, using the lumen of the PICC line to facilitate the insertion of the infusion catheter is a simple, safe and effective treatment option. In this article, we describe our experience with this procedure and the technique used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Radiology
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Veins
Neck
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Central venous catheter
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Venous access

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Managing peripherally inserted central catheter-related venous thrombosis : How I do it. / Chaitowitz, I.; Heng, R.; Bell, K.

In: Australasian Radiology, Vol. 50, No. 2, 04.2006, p. 132-135.

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Chaitowitz, I. ; Heng, R. ; Bell, K. / Managing peripherally inserted central catheter-related venous thrombosis : How I do it. In: Australasian Radiology. 2006 ; Vol. 50, No. 2. pp. 132-135.
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