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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 973196, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/973196
Case Report

Transcatheter Removal of Embolized Port Catheters from the Hearts of Two Children

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Gaziantep University Medical Faculty, 27310 Gaziantep, Turkey

Received 12 January 2015; Accepted 9 April 2015

Academic Editor: Mohammad R. Movahed

Copyright © 2015 Osman Baspinar 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.

Abstract

Embolization of a port catheter is a dangerous and serious complication. In this paper, we present two cases of children, aged 4.5 months and 6 years, in whom port catheters had embolized to the right ventricle one month and 1.5 years priorly, respectively; the port catheters were retrieved via snaring.