Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Technical Note

AngioVac extraction of intra-atrial hepatoma masquerading as PICC-associated thrombus


Department of Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Diagn Interv Radiol 2016; 22: 72-74
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2015.15243
Read: 956 Downloads: 362 Published: 03 September 2019


Thrombus associated with peripherally inserted central catheterization is not uncommon. Treatment is typically conservative; however, more aggressive therapies can be considered in patients with tenuous medical condition. The authors present a patient with metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma masquerading as peripherally inserted central catheter-associated intra-atrial thrombus, subsequently removed via vacuum-assisted mechanical thrombectomy. 

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