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Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 298-301

Pinch off Syndrome - A Rare Complication of Chemo Port

Dr. C. Ramachandra1, Dr. Pavan Kumar J2, Dr. C. Srinivas3

1HOD, 2Senior Resident, 3Associate Professor,
Department of Surgical Oncology, KMIO Bengaluru

Corresponding Author: Dr. Pavan Kumar J


A central venous access device is an intravenous device whose internal tip lies in a large central vein. Central venous access devices are routinely used in patients with cancer for infusing medications, delivering chemotherapy agents and parenteral nutrition. Transection and embolization of a chemo port, so called "Pinch-off" syndrome (POS), is a rare complication. The reported incidence is approximately 1.6 percent. Here in this paper we would like to present the complication-chemo port fracture in our patient and also discuss the relevant literature regarding presentation, diagnosis of chemo port catheter fracture and other complications associated with central line placement as well as the various available treatment options.

Key words: Pinch-off syndrome (POS), chemo port, central venous access device.

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