Looping of a central venous catheter during pediatric cardiac surgery

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Although several complications with central venous catheters have been discussed extensively, intravascular migration is uncommon and often goes unrecognized during surgery. We present a case of central venous catheter looping into the left innominate vein after cardiopulmonary bypass during pediatric cardiac surgery. The clinical signs of a lack of backflow from the central venous catheter and different catheter tip positions on transesophageal echocardiography should alert clinicians to the possibility of intravascular migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalFormosan Journal of Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Central venous catheter
  • Looping
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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