›› 2013, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (5): 600-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2013.05.018

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Emergency treatment of one case of PICC rupture and migration into pulmonary artery

QIU Xiao-xia1, CHENG Jie-jun2   

  1. 1.Department of Oncology, 2.Department of Radiology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China
  • Online:2013-05-28 Published:2013-05-28


The peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) ruptured and the catheter tips migrated into cardiac chamber and pulmonary artery in one patient. For removal of the PICC, bilateral femoral vein puncture was performed, one 5F-PIG catheter and one guided wire were placed via femoral vein, one PICC tip was dragged into the inferior vena cava and was removed through vascular sheath with gooseneck snare. The PICC was removed successfully, with no infection and hemorrhage of puncture point after treatment.

Key words: peripherally inserted central catheter, catheter rupture, emergency treatment