A VENA CAVA SUPERIOR SYNDROME SECONDARY TO CATHETER RELATED THROMBOSIS IN A CHILD (A CASE REPORT)


YILMAZ A. , Sadikoglu B., Bilge I., Emre S., Devecioglu O., Sirin A.

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.68, no.3, pp.81-84, 2005 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-84
  • Keywords: Venous catheterization, thrombosis, hemodialysis, children

Abstract

In hemodialysis patients, subclavian or jugular venous catheters have been used in order to supply a permanent vascular access. Although partial thrombosis is seen in catheterized patients, complete central venous thrombosis rarely occurs and is an important complication. Symptomatic vena cava superior syndrome (VCSS) secondary to catheter related thrombosis has been reported as a very rare complication in the literature.