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Asymptomatic Pulmonary Artery Embolization by a Port-a-Cath Fragment in a Child With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Tandon, Sneha MD*; Livingston, Joel MD, MSc, FRCPC*; Krishnamurthy, Ganesh MD, DNB; Hitzler, Johann MD, FRCPC, FAAP*; Punnett, Angela MD, FRCPC*

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: November 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 8 - p 618–619
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001590
Radiology Corner

Broken catheter embolism is a rare but often fatal complication of implantable venous access devices. Prompt removal is key to avoiding an adverse outcome.

Departments of *Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Image Guided Therapy, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, ON, Canada

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Angela Punnett, MD, FRCPC, Department of Paediatric Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555, University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G1X8 (e-mail:

Received May 15, 2019

Accepted July 18, 2019

Online date: September 23, 2019

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