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Injury to the superior vena cava during hemodialysis: pitfalls associated with multi-lumen catheters
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  • Shinichi Ijuin,
  • Satoshi Ishihara,
  • Masafumi Fukushima,
  • Daigo Fujiwara,
  • Masafumi Suga,
  • Shota Kikuta,
  • Akihiko Inoue,
  • Shigenari Matsuyama,
  • Tetsunori Kawase,
  • Shinichi Nakayama
Shinichi Ijuin
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Satoshi Ishihara
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Masafumi Fukushima
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Daigo Fujiwara
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Masafumi Suga
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Shota Kikuta
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Akihiko Inoue
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Shigenari Matsuyama
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Tetsunori Kawase
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Shinichi Nakayama
Hyogo Emergency Medical Center
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Abstract

We report a case of perforation of the superior vena cava caused by a multi-lumen central venous catheter. Diagnosis was delayed because extra-corporeal blood flow was not interrupted. Clinicians should be aware of potential vascular complications associated with multi-lumen catheters even in cases in which hemodialysis continues with no complications.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

20 May 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
21 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 May 2020Assigned to Editor
28 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
09 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Sep 20201st Revision Received
25 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
25 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
25 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending