Open Access Case Report

Central Migration of Tunneled Dialysis Catheter into Right Ventricle causing Positional Superior Vena Cava Obstruction: A Case Report

Muhammad U Sharif* and Kottarathil A Abraham

Department of Nephrology, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 24, 2020;  Published Date: December 16, 2020


Tunneled dialysis catheters placement under real-time ultrasound guidance using the internal jugular route is considered to be a relatively simple and straightforward procedure, though its insertion and maintenance are not entirely risk-free. A literature search is full of reports describing various complications dialysis catheters placement; however, a central displacement of the catheter months after insertion is not described in the past. This case report highlights a case of the central migration of tunneled dialysis catheters and emphasizes the importance of close monitoring of the position of these catheters.

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