Central Venous Line (CVL): Fractured CVL and Retrieval on Plain Film Central Venous Line (CVL): Fractured CVL and Retrieval on Plain Film

Findings: Presentation CXR: This patient demonstrates a fractured line fragment in the heart. Retrieval CXR: The fracture...

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): Misplaced PICC with Tip in Right Internal Jugular Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): Misplaced PICC with Tip in Right Internal Jugular

Findings: This patient demonstrates a misplaced PICC with the tip pointing cephalad in the right internal jugular vein...

Central Venous Line (CVL): Appropriate Placement of a Subclavian CVL Central Venous Line (CVL): Appropriate Placement of a Subclavian CVL

Findings: This patient shows the appropriate placement of a CVL using left subclavian vein access.

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): Appropriate Placement of a PICC Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): Appropriate Placement of a PICC

Findings: This patient shows the appropriate placement of a PICC using right subclavian access.

Central Venous Line (CVL): Appropriate Placement of an Internal Jugular CVL Central Venous Line (CVL): Appropriate Placement of an Internal Jugular CVL

Findings: This patient shows the appropriate placement of a CVL using left internal jugular vein access.

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): Misplaced PICC in the Right Axilla Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): Misplaced PICC in the Right Axilla

Findings: The tip should be in the superior vena cava pointing caudad. The PICC tip is too proximal in the axillary vein. ...

Chest Tube: Misplaced Chest Tube in the Mediastinum Chest Tube: Misplaced Chest Tube in the Mediastinum

Findings: On frontal CXR, the chest tube tip is superimposed over the mediastinum. The mediastinum appears widened. On chest...

Pigtail Drainage Catheter: Appropriate Placement of a Pigtail Drainage Catheter Pigtail Drainage Catheter: Appropriate Placement of a Pigtail Drainage Catheter

Findings: The distal end of a pigtail catheter is coiled and contains multiple sideholes. They are used to drain fluid...

Denver Shunt: Fractured Denver Shunt on Plain Film Denver Shunt: Fractured Denver Shunt on Plain Film

Findings: There is a fracture in the Denver shunt as demonstrated.   Discussion: A Denver shunt is a peritoneal...

Pulmonary Artery Catheter: Distally Misplaced Pulmonary Artery Catheter Pulmonary Artery Catheter: Distally Misplaced Pulmonary Artery Catheter

Findings: The PA catheter tip is too far and may cause pulmonary infarction, hemorrhage, pseudoaneurysm. There are multiple...

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