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Title: An unusual cause of respiratory failure in a colon cancer patient.
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Citation: Mol Clin Oncol.2015 Sep;(3)5:1152-1154
Abstract: Permanent central venous catheters (CVC), such as Port-a-Cath®, Hickmann® or PICC®, are widely used in oncology patients for cancer treatment. Thrombosis is a frequent complication that should be ruled out, as it is associated with potentially severe infection and hemodynamic consequences. This is the case report of a male patient who was undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer. The patient presented with an atrial mass secondary to a CVC-related organized thrombus located inside the atrial cavity. The mass was inducing a massive right-to-left intracardial shunt due to a persistent foramen ovale and signs of respiratory failure that required surgical intervention to remove the intracardial mass.
PMID: 26623068
Rights: openAccess
ISSN: 2049-9450
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