Conservative treatment for the removal of a central venous catheter with large thrombus: A case report

Keishi Sugimachi, Yoshikazu Yonemitsu, Kimihiro Komori, Keizo Sugimachi

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Abstract

Thrombus is one of the serious complications associated with the use of a central venous catheter (CVC). We report the case of a 74-year-old Japanese man with a large CVC thrombus who successfully undenvent thrombolytic treatment. The infusion of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) was effective for achieving a partial dissolution of the thrombus, and the CVC was thereafter successfully removed without any serious complications during both the clinical course and the long-term follow-up period. We therefore consider thrombolytic treatment with rt-PA to be effective and not overly invasive, and may thus be useful in treating patients experiencing a CVC-related thrombus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalNutrition in Clinical Practice
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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