Type a aortic dissection: A rare complication of central venous catheter placement

Masaki Tsukashita, Abe Deanda, Leora Balsam

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Abstract

Aortic injury during central venous catheter (CVC) insertion is an extremely rare complication. We report successful repair of an iatrogenic type A aortic dissection caused during mediport catheter insertion and discuss the prevention and management of aortic injury during CVC placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-370
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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