Percutaneous retrieval of a central venous catheter sutured to the wall of the inferior vena cava

Susumu Kanazawa, Kotaro Yasui, Yoshio Hiraki

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A central venous catheter was sutured to the wall of the inferior vena cava in a 20-year-old male undergoing retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for malignant testicular germ cell tumor. We succeeded in retrieving the catheter percutaneously, using a combination of loopsnare wire and myocardial biopsy forceps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994



  • Catheter and catheterization, complications
  • Foreign bodies
  • Interventional procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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