An unexpected finding during tunneled dialysis catheter exchange

Brown, C.; Haddad, N.; Agarwal, A.
April 2007
Kidney International;Apr2007, Vol. 71 Issue 7, p599
Academic Journal
The article focuses on an unusual finding in a tunneled dialysis catheter exchange. During a tunneled dialysis exchange to a 26-year-old woman with end stage renal disease, a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) with mild degree stenosis was observed when the guidewire traversed and abnormal course in the left hemithorax. The anomaly is due to the failure of obliteration of the left anterior cardinal vein.


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