Spontaneously migrated tip of an implantable port catheter into the axillary vein in a patient with severe cough and the subsequent intervention to reposition it

Kyung Sik Ahn, Kweon Yoo, Ho Cha In, Tae-Seok Seo

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Migration of an implantable port catheter tip is one of the well-known complications of this procedure, but the etiology of this problem is not clear. We describe here a case of migration of the tip of a port catheter from the right atrium to the right axillary vein in a patient with severe cough. Coughing was suggested for this case as the cause of the catheter tip migration. We corrected the position of the catheter tip via transfemoral snaring.

Original languageEnglish
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1



  • Catheters and catheterization, complications
  • Chemoport
  • Veins, interventional procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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