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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 2658640, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Central Venous Catheter Malposition in a 10-Year-Old Girl

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Dr. Ali Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Omid Azimaraghi

Received 3 November 2017; Accepted 27 December 2017; Published 23 January 2018

Academic Editor: Kuang-I Cheng

Copyright © 2018 Ali Movafegh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Central venous catheters (CVCs) are placed in operating rooms worldwide via different approaches. Like any other medical procedure, CVC placement can cause a variety of complications. We report the case of an unexpected malposition of a catheter in the right internal jugular vein, where it looped back on itself during placement and went upward into the right internal jugular vein. CVC line placement should always be viewed as a procedure that could become complicated, even in the hands of the most experienced operators.