Fracture‑embolization of peripherally inserted central catheter

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2015,4,2,93-94.
Published:July 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Deepak Sundriyal, Satish Bansal1, Navneet Sharma1, Suraj Manjunath2

Departments of Medical Oncology, 1Radiology and 2Surgical Oncology, Dharamshila Hospital and Research Centre, Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi, India


Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a drug delivery system frequently utilized in modern oncology practice. Though generally safe and easy to handle, it may be associated with complications. We present an uncommon case of fracture of PICC and subsequent embolization to pulmonary vessels.