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Case Report PTZAID:AHCRR-2-107

Are We Performing the Right Long Term Thromboprophylaxis of Port-A-Cath? Report of a Case of Upper Limb DVT with PE and Port-A-Cath Migration

Pierpaolo Di Micco*, Luca Fontanella, Andrea Fontanella and Luigi Pirolo

Upper limb DVT occurs in nearly 4-10%, but incidence increases in people that carry catheters for a long time. However thromboprophylaxis in carriers of catheters is not suggested. We report a case of upper limb DVT with pulmonary embolism with catheter migration into the heart.

Published on: Apr 13, 2017 Pages: 10-12

Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ahcrr.000007


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