Indwelled femoral vein non-cuffed, double-lumen hemodialysis catheter complicated by pulmonary thromboembolism

H. S. Hsieh, Hsien-Tzung Liao, C. J. Wei, D. C. Tarng

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Non-cuffed, double-lumen hemodialysis (HD) catheters can be inserted at the bedside in the femoral, internal jugular or subclavian position. The femoral route is less risky, and the incidence of life-threatening complications is lower for femoral cannulation than for internal jugular and subclavian cannulations. However, here we describe a life-threatening complication of an extensive deep vein thrombosis and subsequent pulmonary thromboembolism following femoral cannulation of a double-lumen HD catheter. The possible mechanisms and treatment for this potentially fatal thromboembolic event are discussed in this report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nephrology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Femoral vein cannulation
  • Noncuffed double-lumen hemodialysis catheter
  • Pulmonary thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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