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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 270-271

A case of fractured internal jugular catheter


Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

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I I Ulasi
Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
Nigeria
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We report a case of fractured internal jugular catheter, a rare but life threatening complication of the use of intravascular catheter in a 73 year-old man. He had an internal jugular catheter in-situ for nine months, much longer than the manufacturer's recommended duration.


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