Pericatheter Fibrin Sheath Calcification Mimicking Retained Catheter Fragment
Received Date : 07 Dec 2020
Accepted Date : 08 May 2021
Available Online : 02 Jun 2021
Doi: 10.37047/jos.2020-80449 - Article's Language: EN
J Oncol Sci. 2021;7(2):81-4
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Totally implanted central venous access ports (TIAPs) are reportedly safe and well-accepted among cancer patients. In most cases, TIAPs remain complication-free until treatment completion or death, with a complication rate of only 19% during the entire duration of device usage. The present report describes the case of a rare complication of TIAP, peri-catheter fibrin sheath calcification mimicking a retained catheter fragment. The present report would increase the awareness of this condition among medical professionals, which would prevent unnecessary additional examinations or endovascular/surgical interventions. In addition, it is recommended to inquire the cancer patients with low recurrence risk regarding TIAP removal after treatment completion to avoid the long-term complications of TIAPs, including central venous thrombosis, stenosis, occlusion, and peri-catheter fibrin sheath calcifications.
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