Removal of foreign body in right atrium with percutaneous snare technique: a fractured, totally implantable venous access port


ALTUN G. , Mutlu H., GEDİKLİ Ö. , ÖZDEMİR A. C.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.25, ss.286-289, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.14052
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.286-289

Özet

Totally implantable venous access ports for providing major vascular access are widely used instruments in the care of critically-ill patients. They offer important advantages for both patients and healthcare personnel. These instruments rarely cause injuries. Their insertion is simple in the hand of experienced teams. Herein, we present a case in whom a fractured, totally implantable venous access port catheter was distally migrated in the right atrium. Intracardiac fragment was successfully removed from the right atrium by percutaneous snare technique without any complications. In conclusion, removal of intracardiac foreign bodies or medical devices with percutaneous snare technique is the most reliable and comfortable method, when performed by an experienced team consisting of interventional cardiologists.