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HOME > Acute Crit Care > Volume 21(2); 2006 > Article
Case Report Malfunction due to Kinking and Bending of a Double Lumen Central Venous Catheter : A Case Report
Kyung Bong Yoon, Won Oak Kim, Jae Ho Cha, Ki Young Lee

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1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kylee504@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
2Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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Central venous catheters provide an important means of vascular access and are increasingly used. Catheter occlusion refers to the inability to infuse or withdraw fluids from a catheter and could be caused by either thrombotic or nonthrombotic origin. We report an unusual malfunction of double lumen central venous catheter due to kinking and bending of the catheter at the opening site of proximal lumen.


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