The patient presented to the emergency room with hemoptysis and pleuritic chest pain. A chest x-ray revealed a broken dialysis catheter tip lodged in the pulmonary artery. The fractured catheter tip was removed via the femoral vein using a loop snare. As has been described for central lines and venous ports, a fractured catheter tip from a hemodialysis catheter may also lead to pulmonary embolism.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation|
|State||Published - Feb 2004|
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