Percutaneous tamponade of inadvertent transthoracic catheterization of the aorta

Eric M. Walser, Wayne N. Crow, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, Vincent R. Conti

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)895-896
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume62
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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