Case Report

Easy and Rapid Diagnosis in Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Malpositions: Posterior-Anterior (PA) Lung Graphy: 3 Case Reports


  • Ayhan Özhasenekler
  • Şervan Gökhan
  • Mustafa İçer
  • Murat Orak
  • Mehmet Üstündağ

Received Date: 16.04.2009 Accepted Date: 07.07.2010 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2010;9(4):182-184

The central venous catheter (CVC) interventions have recently become very important as a small surgery intervention .It has frequently been used in intensive care units and in emergency services for medicine and blood production infusion, central venous pressure observation, urgent dialysis access pathway, parenteral nutrition, infusion of chemothrapy drugs and in complicated cases which require long term follow-up and a wide vein passage. We aimed at stressing the importance PA lung graphy in early detection of CVC malposition, one of the complications encountered with the increase in frequency of usage.

Keywords: Central venous catheter, malposition, posterior-anterior lung graphy