Malposition of a central venous catheter causing intracranial septic thrombophlebitis

Yi Shan Tsai, Jon Kway Huang, Sho Jen Cheng, Yang Kai Fan

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A one-year-old baby with short bowel syndrome and malrotation had received parenteral nutrition via a central venous catheter for eight months. She had had repeated episodes of sepsis. A gallium scan showed abnormal tracer uptake in the right temporal and occipital areas adjacent to the venous catheter. Temporal bone CT revealed the curved tip of the catheter inside the right jugular foramen and an extra-axial elongated calcified lesion. Reactive thickening of the right transverse sinus wall indicated septic thrombophlebitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-113
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Central Venous catheter
  • Intracranial
  • Thrombophlebitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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