Pediatric Surgery

Retained Central Venous Catheters

Video literature review regarding management of retained central venous catheter fragments in pediatric patients.

Complication Rates
Jones SA, Giacomantonio. “A complication associated with central line removal in the pediatric population: Retained fixed catheter fragments.” J Ped Surg. 2003; 38(4), 594-6.

Wilson GJP, van Noesel MM, Hop WCJ, van de Ven C. “The catheter is stuck: complications experienced during removal of a totally implantable venous access device. A single-center study in 200 children.” J Ped Surg. 2006; 41(10)1694-8.

Retained Catheter Rate
Milbrandt K, Beaudry P, Anderson R, Jones S, Giacomantonio M, Sigalet D. “A multiinstiutional review of central venous line complications: retained intravascular fragments.” J Ped Surg. 2009; 44,972-6.

Bautista F, Gómez-Chacón J, Costa E, Moreno L, Cañete A, Muro MD, Velazquez J, Castel V. “Retained intravascular fragments after removal of indwelling central venous catheters: a single institutions experience.” J Ped Surg. 2010; 45,1491-5.

Chan BK, Rupasinghe SN, Hennessey I, Peart I, Baillie CT. “Retained central venous lines (CVLs) after attempted removal: an 11-year series and literature review.” J Ped Surg. 2013; 48,1887-91.

Risk Factors for Retained Catheters
Wang SC, Tsai CH, Hou CP, Lee SY, Ko SF, Hsiao CC, Chen YC, Chuang JH, Sheen JM. “Dislodgment of port-A catheters in pediatric oncology patients: 11 years of experience.” World J Surg Onc. 2013; 11,191-6.

Mortensen A, Afshari A, Henneberg SW, Hansen MA. “Stuck long-term indwelling central venous catheters in adolescents: three cases and a short topical review."Acta Anaesth Scand. 2010; 54,777-80.