2015, Number 4
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ABSTRACTCentral venous catheterization is a common procedure in the emergency and intensive-care units. Rupture of the central catheter has been described as a rare complication in patients with permanent subclavian catheters. We report the case of a patient with rupture and central catheter and embolization secondary to intermittent mechanical compression by the subclavian and the first rib ( pinch off syndrome) and its resolution through a percutaneous device.
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