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Spectacular migration of a central venous catheter into the pulmonary artery
  1. Tomoya Hara,
  2. Masataka Sata
  1. Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tomoya Hara, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School, 3-18-15, Kuramotocho, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan; itumo-kimiwo-mitumeteru{at}hotmail.co.jp

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A 44-year-old woman consulted us with local swelling at the insertion site of a central venous port system. She had been undergoing chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer via a totally implantable central venous catheter system for 9 months. Physical examination was normal except for the local swelling. Chest x-ray demonstrated disappearance of the catheter from the connection site of its subcutaneous port. An unexplained abnormal linear structure was found …

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