During routine placement of a subclavian central venous catheter for cancer chemotherapy, a sheath was inadvertently placed into the aortic arch, through the left lung. We describe a technique for transthoracic compression of the aortic injury using the sheath in conjunction with an occlusion balloon catheter.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine